Knife-wielding thief steals Kentucky man's lunch

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The robber who approached Lexington man fueling his car was intent on getting something for his efforts. Turned out it was a sack lunch.

City police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the victim was approached Tuesday on his way to work by a man carrying a knife, who demanded money. When the victim said he had no cash, the robber took what he could find. It was the man's lunch.

Roberts said the thief was last seen getting into a silver car down the street from the convenience store where the robbery occurred, knife and sack lunch in hand, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The report didn't indicate what the victim had packed for lunch.

"Many times, suspects who have the intention of taking money ... will take whatever they can get," Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said to the Herald-Leader. "In this case, it was the gentleman's lunch." She added that it was not uncommon for robbers to take items of little or no value if their victim could not procure anything of worth.