Wednesday, January 27, 2016

KSP Warns of Individuals Targeting Elderly Victims in Letcher County Robberies

Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard is advising residence in Letcher and surrounding counties to be aware of individuals who appear to have targeted elderly victims during a robbery and attempted robbery recently in Letcher County. 

On Monday, January 25, Trooper Donnie White responded to a robbery complaint on Beaver Dam Road in the Colson community.  Two subjects in a small, red, 4-door passenger car pulled into a residential driveway where an elderly woman was exiting her vehicle.  A white male approached the woman, asking to use her phone, when he grabbed her purse before fleeing in the car.  On the same day, Whitesburg Police Department responded to a call of a subject approaching an elderly woman in the Rite Aid parking lot, attempting to take her wallet.  The description of a white male wearing a camouflage jacket, driving a small, red, 4-door passenger car, matched the description from the incident in Colson.

Anyone with information relating to these two incidents and the subjects involved are urged to contact KSP Post 13 at 606-435-6069 or Whitesburg P.D. at 606-633-3714.  KSP has a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity. They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.