Lexington Police arrest 16-year-old in string of gas station robberies

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old in connection to a string of gas station robberies dating back to late November.

The Lexington Police Robbery/Homicide Unit released video of the juvenile on December 1.

Police responded to five incidents involving robberies or attempted robberies at Lexington gas stations over the week-long robbery spree. Investigators were later able to determine the cases were connected to the arrested juvenile.

In each case, police say the suspect had a similar description, as well as a similar weapon and method of operation.

Police have not released the juvenile's name but say he is charged with three counts of robbery. They say he is already in the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center on unrelated charges.

In the video released by the department, the juvenile entered the store and questioned the clerk about cigarettes. He then demands the clerk to open the drawer and give him cash.

Police believe the juvenile was involved in the following robberies;

November 25 - Shell station at 1975 Nicholasville Road
November 26 - Circle K at W. Main Street & Forbes Road
November 28 - Thornton’s at 1120 Winchester Road
November 28 - Super America at Tates Creek Road & Malabu Drive
November 28 - Speedway at 2900 Richmond Road

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