Prosecutor: Cincinnati man charged in Lawrenceburg gentleman’s club robbery

Accused robber of Concepts arrested

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (FOX19) - The Dearborn County prosecutor announced felony charges Friday against a Cincinnati man in connection with a robbery at Concepts Gentleman’s Lounge in Lawrenceburg on Aug. 14.

Prosecutor Lynn Deddens says Francisca Vazquez, aka Francisco Vazquez, 31, is charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, attempted kidnapping, two counts of criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, intimidation, pointing a firearm and resisting law enforcement, according to a news release from the prosecutor’s office.

Witnesses and employees said that Vazquez showed a gun and then fired several gunshots inside the lounge during the robbery, according to Deddens.

According to an affidavit, Vazquez bought a bottle of champagne and wanted to have a drink with a dancer.

The dancer told police Vazquez “grabbed her face trying to kiss her," but she refused. She said Vazquez got mad and left and came back in alone brandishing a gun.

Police say he put a gun to the doorman’s head and said “give me the money.”

Francisco Vazquez armed with a gun inside of Concepts.
Francisco Vazquez armed with a gun inside of Concepts.

Owner Bruce LaGory said the shots fired left shrapnel in his doorman’s stomach.

Everything in the building has been repaired and they’re back open.

Police are also trying to identify three males who are alleged robbery victims in this case. If you know who the men are, you’re asked to reach out to Det. Jeremy Shepherd of the Lawrenceburg Police Department at (812) 527-2284.

Lawrenceburg police are trying to identify three men who were alleged robbery victims at Concepts Gentlemen's Lounge on Aug. 14.
Lawrenceburg police are trying to identify three men who were alleged robbery victims at Concepts Gentlemen's Lounge on Aug. 14. (Source: Dearborn Co. Prosecutor's Office)

Vazquez is set for an initial hearing on Monday, Aug. 19 and is being held in the Dearborn County Jail.

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