FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - State Police in eastern Kentucky are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a business in Stanville.
It happened at the Cardinal Country Store at 1:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Troopers tell us an unidentified male came into the business, showed a weapon, and demanded money.
We're told an employee confronted the suspect, removing the bandana from his face. They say the suspect ran from the business out the back door, and then fled on foot.
The man is described as 6' tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown shoes, camouflage hat, and a light-colored bandana over his face. We've attached a picture of surveillance taken from the business. The man's description is similar to multiple armed robberies in the Floyd and Pike County areas over the past couple of months, including one at the same business.
Last week, a bank in Virgie was been robbed, the second business in two weeks that had been robbed in the small town. Police say the man left the bank with a getaway driver on a four-wheeler, driven by someone else. The driver is seen in the picture wearing khaki-colored clothing and boots. In surveillance pictures (attached), you can see the man covered from head to toe, armed with a gun. We've attached a link with more information. Pictures and a link are attached.
On November 3rd, we told you about the Double Qwik in Virgie was robbed at gunpoint. The man was described as around 6' tall, wearing a brown coat and bandana. He got away on foot. He's still on the loose.
On October 3rd, the Community Trust Bank in Virgie was robbed. The man was described as about six feet tall with a slender build. He was disguised, and also fled on foot. Police say he was wearing a white hoodie with his face covered. He is still on the loose.
In September, Kentucky State Police linked three similar robberies in Floyd County. On September 26th, Newman's Shop A Lot in Harold was robbed. A man came in that day shoved a piece of wood into the clerk's back, pushing her behind a county. They say he showed a gun and demanded cash. He's described as a while male about six feet tall, wearing blue jeans, gloves and a mask. He's still on the loose.
On September 29th, The Cardinal Country store was robbed in Stanville. A man about six feet tall, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, blue gloves and face covered ran in, took cash from the registers, and left on foot. He is still on the loose.
Also on September 29th, the VIP Fuel gas station was robbed in Grethel. The man was described as six feet tall, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, blue gloves, and his face was covered. Police say he ran in and took cash from the registers. He fled, and is still on the loose.
Kentucky State Police have not said the robberies are connected, though they have said the three Floyd County robberies are linked.