Police search for robbery suspect

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Police are still searching for a robbery suspect from one week ago that stole money from a Save-A-Lot in Morgan County.

Marybeth Harmon Is a veteran cashier of six years, and says she has seen and even stopped a few criminals during that time.

“We've had counterfeit checks brought in before, and I've had to ID people for that, and we've had shoplifting and stuff like that,” said Harmon.

Last Friday night was no exception, when a man, that was caught on surveillance video, tried to steal money from another cashier.

“I saw him down with Amanda at her register, and he was down there for a long time. I didn't know what was going on, and later on she told me that he was trying to confuse her to give back more than what he had actually given her,” said Harmon.

She says the man left after a few minutes because the cashier never gave him the money.

But police say the IGA grocery store was not the only place he stopped. They say he drove to the Save-A-Lot across the street and did the same thing, but was successful.

They say the man made a small purchase with a $100 bill, but came back in the store saying he meant to use a smaller bill.

“He saw an opportunity, and he grabbed his change and the $100 bill that he originally paid with. He then ran out of the store and jumped in a car and sped away," said Wayne Lewis with the West Liberty Police Department.

Police say the cashier was not hurt but very shaken from the robbery.

Police described the suspect as a black man wearing a red shirt and blue jean shorts. If you have any information you can call the West Liberty Police Department.

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