UPDATE: Arrests made in Food City theft in Whitesburg

Investigators say Thomas Starks and Rhonda Roberts admitted to the crime

Update November 25, 2021:

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people were arrested in connection to a theft of more than $500 from a Food City in Whitesburg and admitted to the crime, according to Whitesburg Police.

Investigators say Thomas Starks and Rhonda Roberts, both of Robinson Creek, had 14 arrest warrants combined out against them and were considered fugitives statewide.  Police say the two face 17 total criminal charges.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Burton, Whitesburg Police Lt. Josh Little and members of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office found and arrested the two suspects as part of ‘Operation Cold Turkey.’

Rhonda Roberts

Rhonda Roberts/Whitesburg Police/Facebook

Whitesburg Food City Theft

Food City theft suspects/Whitesburg Police/Facebook


Original story below from November 23, 2021:

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Whitesburg Police released a security camera image of two people wanted in connection to the theft of more than $500 worth of merchandise from the Food City in Whitesburg.

Anyone with information about the case or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Whitesburg Police at 606-633-2737.  People can remain anonymous.

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