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Elderly Man Robbed In Breathitt County

Date of News Release: 03/30/2009

(Hazard, Ky.) On 03/30/09 at approximately 08:58 am Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call in reference to a possible robbery on Ky 1812 in the Frozen community of Breathitt County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Melvin Shaffer, age 74 heard a knock at the door last night and when he answered he was immediately assaulted. Mr. Shaffer was subdued to a chair while his television and 2001 red Geo Tracker were stolen. The perpetrator was approximately 6'0 with a slender build and wearing black clothing and a blue mask.

The investigation is continuing by Det. Clayton Stamper. State Police are asking anyone with information to call (606) 435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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