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Police say man robbed, beaten while walking

Police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted and robbed a 38-year-old Whitco man on Saturday morning.

Kentucky State Police said David Collier told police he was walking along CSX Drive in Whitco when he was approached by a man armed with a large metal pipe who immediately began hitting Collier in the head and demanding money. Collier said incident occurred around 8 a.m. on April 4.

Police said that after Collier fell to the ground, the assailant forcibly took Collier’s wallet which contained an unknown amount of money. The assailant then fled the scene on foot.

The suspect was described as a white male about 5’10” tall. He was last seen wearing a green camouflage jacket, a ski mask and gloves.

Collier was taken by ambulance to the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

KSP Detective Randy Combs is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call KSP Post 13 in Hazard at 606- 435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555.

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