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March 4, 2014

Sheriff’s office investigating ATM burglaries

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

The public’s help is being sought in a rash of ATM burglaries at Tri-County businesses, according to Sheriff John Root.

A $500 reward is being offered by London-Laurel County Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the burglar, who has struck the Shell station on KY 490 in East Bernstadt, the Keavy Grocery on KY 312, and Mack’s Fillin’ Station on U.S. 25.

Businesses in Knox and Whitley counties have had similar burglaries, Root said.

Information is also sought for an early morning armed robbery at Mack’s Fillin’ Station, Root said.

The robbery happened about 7 a.m. Saturday when a lone gunman entered the store and demanded money from the attendant. He fled on foot.

Detective Josh Scott investigated the robbery.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. Callers can remain anonymous.

Deputies assisting Detective Scott on the robbery investigation included Lt. Chuck Johnson, Sgt. Josh Gaylor, and deputies Shane Rice and Kevin Berry. Kentucky State Police Trooper Michelle Lunsford investigated the ATM burglary at Mack’s Fillin’ Station last week.

Scott continues his investigation.    

 

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