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Two Frankfort home invasions may be linked

FRANKFORT, KY (WLEX) - Police in Frankfort continue to investigate two home invasion robberies that investigators say could be linked.

Police say two victims woke up around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and found two men armed with handguns inside their apartment along Centennial Avenue. The robbers forced the victims against a wall with guns to their backs and told them to hand over everything. After the suspects went through one of the victim's pockets, the second victim tried to run out the door. One of the suspects fired a shot, hitting the fleeing man in the forearm. At that point, the suspects ran off with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry.

Investigators say it appears the robbers entered the apartment through an unlocked door.

Police gave the following descriptions of the robbers:

Suspect # 1; Black male, 6'2" tall, approximately 190 lbs, possibly with green eyes, wearing blue jeans, beige Converse shoes, thick black jacket and a black ski mask. He was armed with a large revolver (possibly stainless steel).

Suspect #2; Black male, 5'10'', approximately 170 lbs., wearing sweat pants, thick black jacket, and a red bandanna over the lower portion of his face. This suspect fired the shot that struck the victim.

The second robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at the Leawood Square Apartments on Leawood Drive.

Police say somebody rang the victim's doorbell around 1:30 p.m. The victim told investigators that he looked outside and saw a man in a tan jacket with his back to the door. Assuming it was a maintenance man, the victim opened the door and two armed men forced their way inside. The suspects made the victim get down on the floor, tied him up, blindfolded him and demanded money. The two men stole some items and left in the victim's car. Police recovered the white Chevy Monte Carlo about an hour later at the Century Plaza Shopping Center.

The victim only got a good look at one suspect. He was described as a black male, 5' 11'', 190 pounds, wearing a tan work jacket jeans and a ski mask. He was armed with a blue steel semi-automatic handgun.

On Wednesday, police released a photo of one of the possible suspects using the victim's credit card.

Frankfort Police ask anyone who may have information on this crime to call Detective Jeff Fogg at 502 875-8523.

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