Man robs gas station after clerk buys him a cup of coffee

Published: Jan. 17, 2016 at 10:35 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2016 at 10:38 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - A gas station clerk bought a man a cup of coffee Sunday morning, then a short time later that man robbed the clerk.

It happened at a Shell station in Lexington, at the corner of New Circle and Broadway, according to WLEX-18, the NBC affiliate there.

According to the story, the clerk told police that the man walked into the gas station around 7:15 a.m. and didn't have enough money for coffee but continued to linger there. After the clerk bought coffee for the man he left the store. However, he came back a few minutes later wielding a knife and robbed the gas station.

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Lexington police are searching for the suspect, who is a white male in his 30's with facial hair and wearing winter clothing.

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