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June 14, 2011

Police seek Corbin robbery suspect

CORBIN — By Becky Killian / Managing Editor

Police are asking for the public's help in their search for a man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Corbin convenience store, according to Whitley County Sheriff's Cpl. Ken Shepherd.

At 10:27 p.m. Monday, Shepherd said a man wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt walked into the Circle K at Fifth Street and Cumberland Falls Highway. The man ordered the store clerk to stand aside and showed her what is believed to be an black automatic handgun before he took $1,442 cash from the store's safe, which was unlocked. He also took four Golden Million scratch-off lottery tickets.

The suspect, who was filmed on the store's surveillance cameras, is described as a very slender white male in his mid 20s. In addition to the sweatshirt, he also wore a sunglasses, khaki shorts and had a Band-Aid on his face, possibly to cover an identifying mark such as a tattoo.

About noon today (Tuesday), the suspect attempted to cash in the lottery tickets in Williamsburg, police said. He was unsuccessful and was last seen traveling toward Jellico.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Whitley County Sheriff's Department at 549-6006.

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