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Armed Robbery Investigation of Rite Value Pharmacy in Louisa, KY

Date of News Release: 01/08/2008

(Ashland, KY) - Kentucky State Police in Ashland are investigating an armed robbery of the Rite Value Pharmacy located on KY 644 in Louisa, KY. The incident occurred yesterday 1/7/2008) evening when two men came into the pharmacy and one of the men brandished a handgun to a pharmacy employee. The two men left with an undetermined amount of Oxycontin and cash. The men stole a truck (2007 Black Pickup), which was owned by the pharmacist and parked in the pharmacy parking lot, then fled the scene. The abandoned truck was located a short time later in a wooded area near Rockhouse Road, which is close to the pharmacy. Trooper Shawn Podunavac and his K-9 (Kalub) were summoned to the scene in an attempt to track the suspects but they were unsuccessful. Investigators feel the suspects fled in another vehicle, which may have been parked nearby the abandoned truck.

Both suspects were wearing masks and gloves and wearing camouflage attire. One suspect is described as being 6'3" to 6'5" white male/ slender build /short light-colored hair. The other suspect is approximately 6'0" slender build but his mask covered his entire head. Employees were able to identify his eye color as blue.

"* Investigators are continuing their investigation and trying to obtain video footage of the incident* Anyone with any information relating to this incident are asked to call the Kentucky State Police at 1-877-416-1208 or 606-928-6421.

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