Armed robber steals cash from discount store
Terry L. May, Associate Editor
SIDNEY, Ky. The Thanksgiving weekend should have been filled with fun and excitement for shoppers and businesses alike, however, a dollar store in this tiny community fell victim to a knife-weilding Grinch seeking not to steal Christmas but to take cash.
According to Troopoer Shaun Little, public affair officer for the Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville, a masked man entered the Family Dollar store in Sidney (across the street from Bevins Elementary) shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday and brandished a knife. He approached the cashier and demanded money. The cashier complied with his demands and on one was injured during the altercation.
The assailant fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, Little said.
The case is still under investigation by KSP Det. Jimmy Anderson who is asking anyone with information pertaining to the robbery or the identity of the thief to contact Post 9 at 606-433-7711 or 1-800-222-555.
Few descriptors of the man were available other than he was wearing black pants, gloves and hooded jacket. His head was covered by the hood and he wore black sunglasses with a thick frame and a red and white handkerchief covering his face.
Anderson was assisted at the scene by Troopers Randall Coots and Jake Stinnett and the Pike County Sheriff's Department.
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