Frankfort man accused of robbing couple at stoplight

Frankfort man accused of robbing couple at stoplight

Thomas Blankenship is charged with first degree robbery.

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by Kelsey Duvall

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 4:22 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky (WHAS11) -- A Frankfort man has been arrested for first degree robbery.

Thomas Blankenship reportedly pulled up behind a car at a traffic light on East Main Street, left his vehicle, and entered the other car.

The two victims in the car told police they were robbed at gunpoint.

Blankenship reportedly entered the car and showed the victims a handgun demanding "everything they had."

He fled in his vehicle with the victims' purse and contents, wallet and assorted personal items.

Police acted on the statements and identification from the victims and located and arrested Blankenship for first degree robbery.

Blankenship was also served with outstanding probation violation warrants and was lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

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