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ASHLAND KY Oct 17 2011— The Boyd County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating two armed robberies that occurred Saturday morning in Ashland.
According to a report from the sheriff’s department, a man who was described as having short dark hair, dark facial hair and a lime green bicycle, attempted to rob two people on Saturday morning.
First, the man stuck a gun in the face of a carrier for the Lexington Herald, and the victim fled the scene and called 911 from a BP station on old U.S. 60. About 20 minutes later, 911 reported a call about a security guard at Kentucky Electric Steel, who said a man tried to rob him at gunpoint.
This victim said the man asked if he could come inside the guard shack to warm up and that after a brief conversation, he pulled out a handgun and said, “Give me pills or money.” The security guard was able to knock the gun out of the man’s hand and dislodge a round. The man, who the victim said appeared to be “on drugs,” fled the scene. Both victims said the man had on a blue hoodie and blue sweat pants at the time of the attempted robberies.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department at 606-739-5135.