BEREA — A Brodhead, Ky. man was charged Friday in the armed robberies of a Berea bank, a Danville check-cashing business and a Richmond motel. Police say he was dressed in women's clothing during all three.
Troy N. Lear, 40, was arrested at a Kentucky Fried Chicken on Chestnut Street in Berea, where he was seen in the Nissan involved in Thursday's robbery at Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust, according to Berea police.
Police Chief David Gregory said Lear confessed to all three robberies.
The cross-dressing "was one of the connecting points we had," Richmond Police Sgt. Rodney Richardson said at a news conference.
Lear was not dressed as a woman when he pulled into KFC, Berea police Capt. Ken Clark said.
A witness had taken down the license plate number of the car that drove away from Thursday's bank robbery. Late Friday morning, Officer Bobby Edwards of the Berea police saw a car with that tag and stopped it, Gregory said.
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