LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lexington police are investigating a robbery at a video game store that happened within minutes of the business opening on March 29.

The female employee working at Game Xchange on West Tiverton Way that morning said the man walked around the store for a bit before approaching the counter where he demanded she empties the registers “or else.” Fearing she might be hurt, she complied and emptied two drawers before he took off out the front door. Detectives are thankful that she wasn’t hurt in this holdup, but they’re concerned because if he tries this again, it might not end the same way.


“The suspect himself might not be planning on escalation,” said Det. Kristyn Klingshirn. “But, it only takes one reaction from the victim or someone in the area to cause the situation to escalate. We would like to find this person before it leads to someone getting injured.”

If you know anything about the robbery, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or visit p3tips.com.

Your information is completely anonymous, and your tip could earn you up to a $1,500 cash reward.

Game Xchange
Lexington police released a photo of the man who robbed the Game Xchange on West Tiverton Way. (Via Crime Stoppers)