Crime

State police were searching for robbery suspect

State police were looking for a man who tried to rob another man early Wednesday outside his home in Letcher County.

Police said the attempted robbery happened about 8 a.m. at Happy Hollow Road in Jenkins in Letcher County, near the Pike and Letcher county line.

A man called police and said an armed man tried to rob his grandfather outside his house. The caller said his grandfather was going to work when a 5-foot-7, 140 pound man tried to take a computer the grandfather was carrying in a bag.

The man, who was wearing a camouflage jacket and pants with a black mask, struggled with the caller and his grandfather. The man was disarmed in the altercation, but he threatened the men with a knife and fled in a small tan car — possibly a Toyota Corolla — with a "Friends of Coal" registration plate. No one was injured in the confrontation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Kentucky State Police at (606) 435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555.

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