Whitesburg KY

Neon police look for robber

Police are still looking for a man suspected of robbing a convenience store in Fleming-Neon last week.

Police say the robber who was believed to have been armed with knife entered the Double Kwik Marathon station located at 250 Highway 317 at 9:23 p.m. on October 24.

“A guy apparently came in dressed in all black and turned the lights off in the building,” said Fleming-Neon Police Captain Tim Miller.

The man’s face was covered and he tried to disguise his voice, said Miller, adding that a floodlight on in the back of the store kept it from being pitch dark.

The man demanded money from a clerk and then ran from the store toward Neon Junction.

“I don’t even think he was in there a minute,” said Miller. “He did get away with some money.”

The clerk told Miller that the robber had a butcher knife. Evidence has been collected and once the suspect is found he will be charged with first-degree robbery, said Miller.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Miller weekdays before 4 p.m. at 855-7900.

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