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Armed Robbery Investigation in Knott County

Date of News Release: 06/19/2009

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On 06/19/2009 Post 13 Hazard received a call from a motorist stating they had located a female beside the road that was restrained. The victim advised Troopers that she was driving up Combs Mill Road in Knott County and came upon a male kneeling in front of his vehicle holding his chest. When she exited her vehicle to offer assistance he produced a handgun and forced her to the ground. He took the victims purse which contained jewelry and cash. The male fled the scene in a light blue passenger car direction of travel unknown. The accused is described as a white male in mid 50"s approximately 5'10" 190 lbs with gray hair wide flat nose and deep voice. Anyone with information regarding this incident please call 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or 435-6069. All callers may remain anonymous.

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