Lexington Police issue sketch of suspect

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 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, a male approached an 88 -year-old victim at the Quality Inn, at 328 West Main St.
The suspect pressed an unknown object to the back of the victim’s head and attempted to take the victim’s 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-ft tall with a thin build.

He was wearing a red T- 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 orCrimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC.

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

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