Paintsville police looking for robbery suspect

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Police are looking for a suspect after another robbery in eastern Kentucky.
The Shell Mart on South Mayo Trail in Paintsville, Johnson County was robbed at knifepoint Saturday night.

Surveillance video shows around 10:30 that night, a man wearing a mask came into the store, showed a knife to the clerk and demanded cash.
The clerk gave him the money from one register and the suspect left.
Paintsville Police say the robber was in the store only 45 seconds.

Days later, Paintsville Police are still combing the scene looking for clues to the suspect. They believe he targeted the store.
"From the surveillance video, it looked premeditated," said Jerry Wiley, Paintsville Police Officer.

The employees told police the man ran away from the store. The video shows him going to the side of the building.
"One on of the security cameras that was in the drive through, you could see him run past the drive through. As far as a getaway car, we don't know if he had one around back or what," said Wiley.

The suspect is described as 5'11" tall and was wearing a green pullover, black hoodie, ball cap, green or tan pants, and a black mask with white around the eyes.

Police are investigating whether this is connected to other recent robberies in the region. They are comparing it to surveillance video from other robberies.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the suspect should call the Paintsville Police Department at 606-789-2603.
All tips can remain anonymous.

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