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Love's Travel Stop in Sparta Robbed

Date of News Release: 09/18/2014

(Sparta, KY) - Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday night (9/16) at the Love's Travel Stop in Sparta, KY. Gallatin County dispatchers received the call and advised KSP Post 5 of the robbery at 8:42 p.m. Witnesses advised that a black male, approximately 5'11", came into the store wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and a blue cap. The man went to the clerk and advised he had a gun and demanded money. The clerk gave the perpetrator money and he fled the store in an unknown direction of travel, possibly traveling in a dark SUV.

Trooper Justin Sams is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Sams was assisted by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department.