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KSP Investigates Pharmacy Robbery in Pike County

Date of News Release: 02/02/2016

(Pikeville, KY) - At approximately 9:37 A.M. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Post 9 Pikeville received a 911 call of an armed robbery at Commonwealth Pharmacy in the Pikeville community of Pike County. Troopers responded to the scene and determined that a male subject entered the pharmacy and brandished a firearm demanding prescription medication.

The initial investigation at the scene indicates the subject was a male, approximately 5'7", and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gloves, camouflage mask, jeans, and boots. The subject fled the scene on foot. Several troopers, officers, and deputies, as well as two canine units were deployed from KSP and Pikeville Police Department. After an extensive search of the area, officers were unable to locate the male.

The Kentucky State Police is asking the public for any information relating to this case, and can call the Kentucky State Police Post 09 at (606) 433-7711. Callers can remain anonymous.

This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Chris Phillips.