Cashiers at Corbin Station Family Dollar robbed at gunpoint

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

Armed robberies have not been uncommon in 2011 and police are investigating another one just three days before Christmas.

Two cashiers were robbed at gunpoint at the Family Dollar in Corbin Station.

Police said that they did have some suspects but now they are back to square one in the search to find whoever robbed the store.

Police received the call at around 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Witnesses said a 6 foot tall thin white man with brown hair and a thin mustache, wearing a ski mask and a brown jacket came in, showed a semi automatic handgun and demanded cash.

“He got money from both registers and then fled the scene,” said Sgt. William Rose of the Corbin Police Department.

Police said that the suspect fled on foot toward the K Mart across the street and went around the building and dumped his ski mask behind in the dumpster which they later recovered.

Police said that they believe the suspect may have been driving a red car.

“A brown leather jacket that the victim said was the one was the perpetrator was wearing during the robbery, the red, possibly mustang threw it out across the K Mart parking lot across 25 E,” said Rose.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Those who work in the Corbin station said that they find it disturbing.

“It is kind of freaky because it can happen to anyone at any time and it is the holiday season and people are getting a little crazy,” said Kyle Wilson.

Wilson works at Bluegrass Cellular next door to Family Dollar and he said that many of his co-workers were shaken up about the incident.

“You always have to be on guard and watch out,” said Wilson.

Police said that they are asking for the public's help to catch the suspect. Anyone with information should call Corbin Police at 606-528-1122.

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