, Corbin, KY

September 20, 2013

Attempted robber sought


CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office continues the search for a suspect they say attempted to rob a Corbin convenience store early Thursday morning.

Sheriff John Root said Sgt. Brett Reeves and Deputy Shawn Boroviak were dispatched to an attempted armed robbery approximately 4:30 a.m. at the Spur Oil Station on U.S. 25E off exit 29.

Root said that a lone gunman armed with a pistol attempted to rob the second shift manager as the manager walked across the gas station’s parking lot.

It is believed the would-be robber was inside the business earlier — but went outside to his vehicle, then drove it over to where the manager was walking.

The suspect stuck the pistol out the vehicle’s window and demanded money.

The manager was able to get away before being robbed and called 911 dispatchers.

Root said the suspect fled the scene in a white Dodge Crew Cab Dually pickup. Detective Charlie Loomis, who leads the investigation, describes the suspect as a white male, about six feet, one inch tall, weighing about 200 pounds.

The suspect wore a gray Kentucky hooded sweatshirt, warm up pants, with black tennis shoes trimmed in white.

Anyone with any information on this attempted robbery or the suspect is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 878-6600, or (606) 878-7000. Callers may remain anonymous.