Troopers trying to identify Harlan co. armed robbery suspect

Courtesy: Kentucky State Police

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Troopers in Harlan County want your help with an armed robbery investigation.

According to KSP, troopers went to the double Kwik on Ball Park Road around 1:30 Sunday morning.

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They say an employee was throwing garbage out behind the store when a man showed a handgun and demanded money.

They both went back in the store where the employee took cash from the register.

The suspect then ran away.

He is described as 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, wearing a camo jacket and mask, a white t-shirt and khaki pants with a blue bandanna.

If you know who he is, call State Police at (606) 573-3131.

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