Franklin County

Frankfort police seek tobacco-store robber

Frankfort police are investigating the Monday night armed robbery of a tobacco store. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., a man entered the Discount Tobacco Depot at 863 East Main Street, displayed a small silver handgun, and demanded money from the lone employee, said Frankfort police Maj. Fred Deaton.

The employee complied, and the robber fled with an undetermined amount of cash. The robber was described as a black man of medium build, 5-foot-11, and weighing 180 pounds. He wore a black scarf around his face and wore a brown jacket and black jeans.

If you have information about this crime, call police at (502) 875-8523 or Frankfort Crimestoppers at (502) 875-8648. You can also submit a tip to