, Corbin, KY

October 28, 2013

Two robbery suspects still on the loose

Crime occurred on Powers Lane in Laurel County

The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

Authorities in Laurel County are looking for two persons who robbed a North Corbin man Friday morning, and then escaped.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. at residence on Powers Lane, 10 miles south of London.

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Billy Coffee, 43, was robbed by two white males who were armed with a gun and a knife. The robbers made a forcible entry into Coffee’s home, stole an undisclosed amount of money from his wallet, and then left on foot.

Coffee chased the two robbers toward American Greeting Card Road, before he lost sight of them.

Root said the two men were wearing hoodies, with one blue and the other one dark-colored.

Laurel Sheriff’s Det. Billy Madden and Deputy Shane Rice are continuing the investigation.

If you have any information on the two suspects, or on the crime, you’re asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 864-6600, or (606) 878-7000. You can remain anonymous.