Sheriff asking for leads in Whitley County grocery store robbery

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help solving a robbery at a grocery store.

Deputies say it happened on May 16 around 11 p.m. at a Save-a-Lot near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

Investigators say a store employee reported that, while leaving the store, he was approached by two men wearing hoods, dark clothing and hunting masks.

Both men were reportedly armed with shotguns.

The men took the employee’s bank bag containing cash and his cell phone then drove away in the employee’s 2006 blue Dodge Dakota truck, according to deputies.

The truck was recovered at the end of Keswick Hollow Road in Williamsburg.

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about suspicious activity around the store or along Keswick Hollow Road at or around the time of the crime is asked to call (606) 549-6017.

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