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Family robbed at gunpoint in Lexington home invasion

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are investigating a home invasion on Warfield Place, off East Loudon Avenue in Lexington.

The robbery happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday.

The family who lives in the home say someone walked in, showed a gun, robbed them, and then left.

They say they were sitting in their living room with the front door unlocked when it all happened.

The victims say the robber stole around 800 dollars and two phones.

Police say no one was hurt. So far, they have not made any arrests. Police were searching the immediate area with K-9 units.

Police say the suspect is a white man in his early 30s who was wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, and a black hat.

We talked to the homeowner, Margaret Fathergill, 75, who says she lives in the home with her husband and brother. She says the man put the gun to her chest, demanding money.

"He said ma'am, he said I'll shoot you I swear I'll shoot you. I said, I ain't got no pocketbook, I don't even carry a damn pocketbook," Fathergill said. She continued, "Anybody that would come in on old people like that, and treat them that way, yes he's a coward. He's lazy, he probably don't work, probably needs money to get him some dope with or something."

Along with several hundred dollars in cash, the thief got away with a cell phone and home phone.


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