Fort Mitchell police ID suspect in Marathon robbery

FORT MITCHELL, Ky.- Police believe they know the name of the man who threatened a gas station clerk and her young daughter during a robbery at a store along Dixie Highway.

A warrant is out for the arrest Justin Cheyne Bartlett stemming from the Monday morning incident at the Marathon Gas Station on Dixie Highway. Bond on the warrant is $50,000.

He faces 10-20 years in prison if convicted on the first-degree robbery charge.

Police say the suspect covered his face before entering the store at about 7:15 a.m. Monday. Once inside, he walked behind the counter and threatened the clerk and her little girl before taking money from the cash register.

He then ran to nearby Beechwood Road, where witnesses say he hurried away in a mid-sized maroon SUV.

Bartlett is believed to be homeless and known to frequent shelters in the area, according to Fort Mitchell police. He was last seen about 8 p.m. Thursday on Pike Street in Covington.

The suspect is about 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes, according to police. His photo is available in the media player above.

Anyone who can help the Fort Mitchell police with their investigation is asked to call 859-426-6745 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-4040.

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