The Richmond Register

January 3, 2014

South Second Street grocery robbed at gunpoint

Sixth store robbery in about six weeks


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — A Richmond store was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night on South Second Street near Eastern Kentucky University’s campus.

This is the sixth grocery/convenience store robbery in Madison County during the past six weeks.

A man entered Babylon Market, 298 S. Second St., at 7:57 p.m., brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to a Richmond police report.

The robber left the store after receiving the money from the register and ran toward the area of Wellington Court. Richmond police were unable to find him.

The amount of money stolen was undetermined at the time of the report, according to the RPD.

The suspect was a white man wearing a forest-green hoodie, a red EKU beanie cap and black gloves.

On Tuesday, the D&G Food Mart on East Main Street was robbed by a man with a knife, the RPD reported.

This is the second time in about a month the D&G Food Mart has been robbed. The Richmond police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering a reward for information in that robbery and three other ones that occurred from Nov. 30 to Dec. 10.

The first robbery occurred Nov. 30 at the Bybee Grocery off Irvine Road. The D&G Food Mart was robbed Dec. 6, and The Red House Road Redi Mart was robbed on Dec. 8. The Kingston Shell on US 421 was robbed Dec. 10.

The robber in those four incidents used a handgun, according to police reports.

Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to contact RPD’s Criminal Investigations Unit at 623-1162, Ext. 3002, or email: police@richmond.ky.us.