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Lexington PD needs help finding robbery suspect

Lexington, SC (June 23, 2017) – The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual who attempted a Strong Arm Robbery of an elderly victim.

At approximately 4:45PM on June 22, an unknown male approached an elderly 88 year old victim at the Quality Inn located at 328 West Main Street and pressed an unknown object to the back of the victims head and attempted to take the victims wallet. The subject fled on foot through the parking lot without taking any valuables from the victim.

The subject was described as a black male in his late teens to early 20’s, short hair, clean cut look, approximately 5’9 - 6’0 tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red tee shirt and dark pants. Attached is a forensic sketch from SLED of the subject as described by the victim and his wife.

If anyone has any information on the identity of these persons or crimes they are urged to contact the Lexington Police Department at 803-359-6260, their local law enforcement agency or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC.

The public can also text or email a tip to Crimestoppers at Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.

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