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Attempted Robbery Investigation

Date of News Release: 10/05/2010

(Pikeville, Ky.) -- On Tuesday October 5, 2010 at 0807 hours Post 9 Pikeville received a complaint of a robbery at 11317 State Highway 1056 at Quality Tobacco in the Buskirk Mini Mall. KSP units responded to the scene and information gathered at the scene indicated that a male subject with a hand gun tried to enter Quality Tobacco. An employee of Quality Tobacco was inside preparing to open but the door to the business locked. The male subject demanded that the employee open the door and when the employee did not the male subject fled the area on foot. Information at the scene indicated that the male subject was wearing a gray hooded shirt with a garment covering his face and handgun. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Kevin Newsome.

Kentucky State Police ask that anyone with any information contact Post 9 Pikeville at (606) 433-7711 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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