Pike County grocery store robbed

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

People who live in Zebulon say the area is usually pretty quiet, but a grocery store robbery now has them all on edge.

They say after hearing about two bank robberies earlier this week, one in Pike County and one in Floyd County, they are afraid the problem is only getting worse.

"It's scary. It's really scary," said John Little.

Little lives across the street from the Velocity Market in Zebulon with his two small children and says when he got home from work Wednesday night he knew something was going on.

"There was probably six state police cars," said Little.

He was right. A man had entered the store and pulled a gun on cashiers demanding money.

People who live and work near the Velocity Market say they fear that robberies are becoming more common, and it scares them even more that this one hit so close to home.

"I don't know if it's the economy or what's going on, things are getting tighter for people or why it is but it does seem to be more frequent," said Charles Edmonds who owns a nearby business.

Little says something like this accounts for some very sleepless nights.

"You don't get much rest, but there's nothing really, you kind of think well if they rob a place they probably won't come back but you never really know," said Little.

Store owners fear the Velocity will not be the only target.

"Surprised me it happened to the Velocity so close to us. Makes you worry they could come right here one day," said Edmonds.

But they say all they can do hope they don't.

Velocity employees did not want to talk about the robbery.

Police say the robber is about six feet two inches tall and 280 to 300 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt, and a camouflage mask and gloves. He left the scene in a small red pick-up truck.

Anyone with information should call Kentucky State Police.

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