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KSP Warns of Individuals Targeting Elderly Victims in Letcher County Robberies

Date of News Release: 01/27/2016

(Hazard, KY) - Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard is advising residence in Letcher and surrounding counties to be aware of individuals who appear to have targeted elderly victims during a robbery and attempted robbery recently in Letcher County.

On Monday, January 25, Trooper Donnie White responded to a robbery complaint on Beaver Dam Road in the Colson community. Two subjects in a small, red, 4-door passenger car pulled into a residential driveway where an elderly woman was exiting her vehicle. A white male approached the woman, asking to use her phone, when he grabbed her purse before fleeing in the car. On the same day, Whitesburg Police Department responded to a call of a subject approaching an elderly woman in the Rite Aid parking lot, attempting to take her wallet. The description of a white male wearing a camouflage jacket, driving a small, red, 4-door passenger car, matched the description from the incident in Colson.