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NEW INFO: Man Arrested for Greenup County Grocery Store Robbery

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/21/11
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The man who deputies say robbed a Greenup County grocery store has been caught.

Kentucky State Police arrested Benjamin Stafford, 30, of Flatwoods, Ky., late Wednesday afternoon.

Stafford was arrested at a funeral home in Sandy Hook.

The Greenup County Sheriff says Stafford held-up Browns Grocery Store on Route 207 in Argillite on July 13.

Stafford is charged with robbery, possession of a controlled substance, along with a drug paraphernalia charge.

He was taken to the Greenup County Detention Center.



UPDATE 7/20/11 @ 2:33 p.m.
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for the man deputies say robbed Browns Grocery Store on Route 207 in Argillite last week.

The Greenup County Sheriff is looking for Benjamin Stafford, 30, of Flatwoods, Ky.

They say Stafford is considered armed and dangerous

The armed robbery happened on July 13 at about 8 a.m.

The employee who was held up, told WSAZ.com the suspect was getting ready to pay for a soda when he pulled out a gun and demanded all the money. The clerk says the man not only got away with cash from the register, but also a small safe that was behind the counter.

He then fled the store on an older model motorcycle.

The Sheriff says he got away with $248.

The clerk told WSAZ.com the robber told her he wasn't a bad person, just a drug addict.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Stafford is requested to contact Deputy David Bocook at the Greenup County Sheriff’s Department: (606) 473-1411.



UPDATE 7/13/11 @10:51 a.m.
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) --The man who robbed a Greenup County grocery store told the clerk “I’m not a bad person, I ‘m just a drug addict.”

The armed robbery happened at Browns Grocery on Route 207 in Argillite at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The employee who was held up, tells WSAZ.com that the suspect was getting ready to pay for a soda when he pulled out a gun and demanded all the money . The clerk says the man not only got away with cash from the register, but also a small safe that was behind the counter.

He then fled the store on an older model motorcycle.

The Sheriff says he got away with $248.

Investigators say he was wearing a dark sweatshirt, a dew rag on his head, dark sunglasses and silver and black gloves.

The clerk says he was 20-25 years old.

The store owner tells WSAZ.com this is the first time she has been robbed in 43 years. The owner is offering a reward.



ORIGINAL STORY 7/13/11 @ 8:44 a.m.
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Sheriff Deputies are investigating an armed robbery at grocery store in Greenup County.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com it happened at Browns Grocery on Route 207 at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

They say the suspect, a man wearing dark sunglasses, fled the store in an older model motorcycle.

No word on a weapon.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updated information.


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