The Bluegrass Crime Stoppers is wanting for extra details about an alleged theft at a late evening diner in Lexington.
Round 12:30 a.m. October 10, officers with the Lexington police Division have been dispatched to the Waffle House on Winchester Street for a report of a theft.
LPD Detective Kristyn Klingshirn stated a person entered the retailer armed with a handgun and demanded cash from the money register. He ended up fleeing on foot earlier than officers arrived.
The person was sporting an all-black outfit with a silver Nike emblem on the sweatshirt and a silver stripe on the facet of the pants, in keeping with Klingshirn. He was additionally sporting a black, ski-mask model face overlaying.
The incident was highlighted Wednesday as the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week.
Investigators are asking for the public to submit nameless tips about the incident. Nameless tips will be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling 859-253-2020, on-line at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or via the P3 tips app out there at www.p3tips.com.
There was a buyer in the retailer when the theft occurred, in keeping with Klingshirn. The client left to keep away from hurt and wasn’t on scene to offer investigators a press release.
Klingshirn stated investigators are hoping to talk with the buyer to assemble extra details about the suspect or the incident.
“We utterly perceive that when he felt there was a secure alternative to depart the retailer, he went forward and did it,” Klingshirn stated.
There have been 28 reports of robberies in August and 29 the month prior, which have been the highest month-to-month counts of reported robberies since July 2021, in keeping with LPD knowledge. There have been 166 reported robberies via September this 12 months, placing the metropolis on tempo to have extra robberies this 12 months than 2022.