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Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force
Investigates Robbery - Suspect Sought

(Somerset, KY) - On Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 8:56 PM the Pulaski County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a robbery at the Nelson Valley Grocery at 2601 Highway 39 Somerset.

Upon arrival, Pulaski County Sheriff's units learned that a white male had entered the store and used force against the clerk on duty and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Major Crimes Task Force responded to assist in the investigation.

The investigation has resulted in the identification of the suspect as Shane Coots, 24, Science Hill, Kentucky. Coots is wanted for Robbery 1st degree in connection with this crime.

The clerk whose identity is being withheld was treated for minor injuries at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

Detectives with the Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force from the Kentucky State Police and Pulaski County Sheriff Department are continuing the investigation..

Anyone with information on Coots' location is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 878-6622 or the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department at 678-5145.

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