Police searching for armed robbers

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a Pikeville liquor store at gunpoint.

Friday night employees at Skyline Liquor Store got an unexpected and unwelcome surprise.

"Getting ready to clean, stock, do whatever they needed to do then pretty much out of the blue. I mean it was quite literally within minutes," said employee April Goff.

They say two men walked up to the front door which was already locked, so employees motioned them to go through the drive through thinking they were just customers. But they say that is when things went wrong.

Employees say one robber then leaned in the drive through window with a gun in one hand and a Walmart bag in the other and demanded all the cash from the register.

"Pretty much caught them by surprise. They didn't have any idea it was going to be a robbery. They just assumed it was a customer coming in, nothing going on," said Goff.

"The clerk did comply, gave an undetermined amount of cash to the suspect," said Public Safety Director Paul Maynard.

Officials say that was the best thing to do in that situation.

"The main thing you want to do is protect yourself. Obviously you don't want to take an opportunity to get yourself hurt," said Maynard.

Employees hope whoever did it is caught soon.

"Whoever done it, they deserve everything that's coming to them because it's not fair to us. When you have family it scares them to death because they don't know if it's going to happen to you. They don't know when it's going to happen again, if it happens again, so it definitely makes you think twice," said Goff.

Officials say the pair was dressed in camouflage and black ski masks, but they do not know how much money they got away with.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Pikeville Police Department.


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