TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Robbery 1st Degree (Home Invasion) Investigation in Graves County, KY
Date of News Release: 03/17/2006
(Graves County, KY) - On 3-17-06, Kentucky State Police 911 center received a call from a residence on KY. 940 reporting a home invasion. Troopers Jones and Patterson arrived and spoke with the 95 year-old victim who stated a man knocked on her door trying to sell her a piece of linoleum. When she declined the offer, the man along with two others forced their way into her home. One of the men took the linoleum and wrapped it around her and her wheelchair attempting to immobilize her while they spread throughout her home looking for valuables. The only thing taken was her purse that contained an undetermined amount of cash and personal items. The men were described as follows: 1. white male, approximately 6' 2", large build wearing work clothes and a hat, 2. white male, short and stocky in his late teens and 3. White male possibly in his early 20's wearing shorts and a ball cap. The three men fled in a large white 4-door car. The victim was not injured. Investigators will be comparing this case to another home invasion that occurred on February 10th in McCracken County. Anyone with information can contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or 856-3721. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Jerry Jones.