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Teen attacked, robbed in popular park

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's an alarming trend. WKYT is alerting you to yet another robbery at a popular Lexington park.

Late Tuesday night, police say a teen was robbed and assaulted at Woodland Park.

Officials say the 17-year-old boy was hit and the face and bitten before the thief got away with his cash. He suffered minor injuries.

Last week, a young couple was robbed at gunpoint inside the park making this incident the second in the last week.

"It doesn't really make a lot of sense for a public place to be a target for somebody like that, especially being so open and so family oriented," said Brett Butzer, who also skates frequently at the park.

In both cases, police say the robber was a black man with a stocky build, about 5'8", 140 pounds and was on a bike.

Police say they are also investigating to see if the bike used in the crime was stolen.

Some skaters at Woodland Park are keeping a close eye out for trouble after these two robberies happened just feet away from where they skate.

"My mom and dad told me about it this morning before we came out. They told us not to take too much money and to be aware," said 17-year-old William Vennes, who is a frequent skate boarder at the park.

Police have not made any arrests. If you have any information, you can call Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020.

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