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Woman injured in robbery at gas station near UK campus

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 10:26 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are investigating an assault that happened at a gas station near UK’s campus on Tuesday.

We’re told around 4:30 officers were dispatched to Speedway on S. Limestone in reference to a robbery.

Police say a woman in her 30s told them she was approached by a man who wanted spare change. She told officers the man grabbed her purse, and when she resisted, he assaulted her with a bladed weapon.

She was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

Police say the man ran off and took her purse with him.

They don’t have a description of the man.

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