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Armed Robbery in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 11/19/2007

(LONDON) On 11-17-2007 at 8:41 PM the Kentucky State Police received a report of an Armed Robbery at the Pit Stop Tobacco on US 25W, 11 miles south of Williamsburg.

Upon arrival Trooper David Lassiter learned that a white male, approximately 6-foot tall, entered the store armed with an unknown type of handgun and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene, on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money.

Storeowner Tim Hollis is offering a $500.00 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

KSP Trooper Kenny Fuson is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper David Lassiter, officers from the Whitley County Sheriff's Office, officer's from Jellico (Tennessee) Police Department and officer's from Campbell County (Tennessee) Sheriff's Office.

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