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Robbery 1st Degree Investigation in Knott County

Date of News Release: 11/22/2008

(Hazard, KY) - At approximately 1:30 A.M. on Saturday November 22nd, 2008, 70 year old J.W. Whitaker reported 3 male perpetrators entered his home by forcing their way through his front door identifying themselves as being Police Officers. Once the perpetrators were inside the residence the homeowner reports that he was held against his will at gunpoint by one perpetrator while others robbed him of cash, firearms and other valuables. No one was injured during this incident. Detective Randy Combs, U/686 with the Kentucky State Police in Hazard is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Trooper Ryan Catron, U/258 along with Knott County Sheriff's Department Deputy Paul Brandon Fields. Anyone with information on this or any other investigation is ask to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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