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Armed Robbery Occurs in Leslie County

Date of News Release: 03/19/2010

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On 03/18/2010 at approximately 10:05 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call from the Leslie County Sheriff's Department requesting the state police to respond to an armed robbery in the Hyden Community of Leslie County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Eldon Hoskins, the victim, was confronted at his home by three male subjects armed with handguns and demanding money. The victim was restrained and accompanied by one of the suspects while the other two entered the residence and confronted Mr. Hoskins' wife. The two suspects then restrained Mrs. Hoskins and demanded money form her. The suspects searched the residence and then fled the scene in the victims' white 1997 Dodge Truck license plate number 923CKP.

The first suspect was described as a white male approximately 5'8" tall and weighing 140 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded shirt with "Miami" on the front, dark sweat pants, and dirty white tennis shoes.

The second suspect was described as a white male approximately 5'8" tall and weighing 175 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red hooded shirt and sunglasses.

The third suspect was approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 230 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded shirt and dark sweat pants.

Anyone with information is ask to contact the Kentucky State Police at 606-435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Terry Brewer.

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