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Armed Robbery Investigation in Hazel, KY

Date of News Release: 10/16/2007

(Mayfield, KY) - The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating an armed robbery of the Discount Tobacco City in Hazel, KY. At approximately 8:07 p.m., Calloway County dispatch received a silent hold up alarm at Discount Tobacco City. Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene and the clerk advised that as she was locking up two white males in ski masks entered the store and demanded money. The suspects were described as a white male early 20's, 5'7-5'8 average build, wearing a black sleeveless T-shirt, khaki shorts and a black ski mask. The second was described as a white male early 20's, 5-10-6'0 slender build, wearing a black T-shirt with orange writing, khaki pants and a black ski mask and armed with a single barrel pump shotgun. Both males fled the scene after taking an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes. They were last seen traveling northbound on foot.

The Calloway County Sheriff's Department and the Graves County K9 Officer assisted KSP on scene.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police. The investigation is continuing by Detective Jerry Jones U/274.

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