Times-Tribune Staff Report
The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department has released a photo of the suspect wanted in connection with two armed robberies at the same Laurel County convenience store.
The BP/Krystal located along Hwy. 770 in southern Laurel County near Interstate 75 Exit 29 was robbed shortly after 10 p.m. Monday — just three days after the first armed robbery, and Sheriff John Root says the same man may be responsible.
In both robberies, a lone man armed with a semiautomatic pistol robbed the clerk of undisclosed amounts of cash and fled on foot. The robber is described as a white man, age 40-50 with a gray beard weighing about 200 pounds.
The same clerk was working during both robberies and believes the same man was responsible for the crimes.
Root’s department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the robber. Anyone with any information on this armed robbery is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. Callers can remain anonymous.
Detective Daryl Zanet continues his investigation.
Officers assisting at the scene included Sgt. Chuck Johnson, deputies Brett Reeves, Larry Parrott, and Mike Ashhurst as well as Kentucky State Police troopers Jack Riley, Mike King, and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers Steve Douglas and Rob Mitchell.
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