A customer at a popular Richmond eatery reported to police Monday that she was robbed at knifepoint.

The woman told police that as she left Hooters, on the Eastern Bypass, three men approached her and demanded $50, said Sgt. Willard Reardon, Richmond Police Department spokesman.

One of the men was brandishing a hunting knife, Reardon said. The woman gave the men $3 in cash, and the men fled the scene in a red Ford Explorer.

The victim was not injured in the robbery, Reardon said.

Burglary arrest

Police arrested a man Sunday for allegedly using a shared attic to break into two Gibson Lane apartments and steal cash and antique coins.

Darren Lawson, 34, of Gibson Lane, was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly using a shared attic to break into apartments in the 400 block of Gibson Lane, Reardon said.

Lawson allegedly used a third, vacant apartment to break into the attic and then access the other apartments, Reardon said.

Police searched Lawson after identifying him as a suspect, Reardon said, and found several of the stolen antique coins.

Lawson was interviewed at the Richmond Police Department and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center following his arrest.

Stolen property arrest

Police charged Colby Louis Tate, 22, of Bradbury Pointe, with felony receiving stolen property on Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to sell a stolen saw.

The saw, a 9-inch metal cutting saw with carrying case, was reported stolen from a church work site at 1705 Irvine Road on Sept. 22, Reardon said. The saw is valued at $1,000.

Reardon said the saw was reported stolen around noon, and Tate allegedly attempted to sell the saw later that day.

Tate was interviewed Tuesday at the Richmond Police Department and was charged, Reardon said. He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

Other crimes

• A 16-year-old Madison Central High School student was lodged in the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center on Tuesday for allegedly throwing a cup of coffee and striking a teacher with it.

The plastic cup contained warm coffee, Reardon said, and the teacher was not injured in the incident.

The juvenile was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

• Police detained a 13-year-old boy for allegedly holding a knife to his mother’s side and threatening her, Reardon said. The boy was later released to another relative.

• The owner of Central Kentucky Eye Associates reported Tuesday that $100 in cash had been stolen after a burglar broke a rear window to the building.

• A 20-inch Huffy boy’s bicycle was reported stolen Tuesday from an apartment in the 400 block of Smith Village. The victim told police that she heard the home’s door open and close, but assumed the bicycle’s owner, her son, had taken it. The bicycle was valued at $80.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162 or 623-8911.

Brian Smith may be reached at bsmith@richmondregister.com or at 624-6694.

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