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Knott County Grocery Robbed at Gunpoint

Date of News Release: 01/26/2015

(Kite, KY) - A rural Knott County grocery store was robbed at gunpoint last Friday evening. Kentucky State Police and deputies with the Knott County Sheriff's Office responded to KC Grocery in the Kite community just before 9:00 p.m., in response to the robbery.

Upon arrival, officers contacted a store clerk, who advised them that an unknown male subject entered the store, armed with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun. The man demanded all the money from the register, then ordered the clerk to lay on the floor, before fleeing the store. The store clerk complied with the man demands, and was not injured, and could not advise which direction he fled to.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area surrounding the scene. He is described as being white male, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing a white mask, blue hoodie, and jeans. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Billy Pollard with KSP Post 13.