Man wearing hard hat robs Lexington gas station

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man wearing an unusual disguise robbed a Lexington gas station early Tuesday morning.

Police say the man held up the Marathon Station on North Broadway, near the interstate, just after midnight.

Surveillance video from the store shows a man without shoes wearing a white t-shirt, denim shorts, sunglasses and a hard hat walk into the store. Police say he also had a knife with a 10-inch blade.

Police say he took the cash register and ran out of the store.

According to police, a clerk followed the man at a safe distance and saw him cross North Broadway, walk over the train tracks and get into a newer model white full-size extended cab pickup truck.

Police say he was last seen on New Circle Road going toward Old Paris.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the video or has any information regarding this incident is asked to call Lexington police.

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