Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Armed Robbery Investigation At Hyden Citizens Bank
Date of News Release: 09/06/2007
(Hazard, KY) - On 09/06/07 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of an alarm activation at the Hyden Citizens Bank in the Wooton community of Leslie County.
Numerous Troopers and other local law enforcement were immediately dispatched to the area. Preliminary investigation indicates that a white male wearing camouflage clothing, a mask and armed with a weapon went to the residence of the bank employee. He then forced the employee to drive her personal vehicle to the bank. The perpetrator made her enter the bank for the money while he stayed in the car. The bank employee sounded the alarm and the male subject fled in the vehicle. The vehicle was located shortly afterwards at a location near the bank.
No arrest has been made at this time and the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. The investigation is continuing by Detectives Dean Craft and Bruce Kelly. If anyone has any information you can contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).