Armed robbery suspect arrested in Pikeville
by Jack Latta
PIKEVILLE — A suspect in an armed robbery was arrested for shoplifting in Walmart later that same day, this week in Pike County.
According to Pikeville Police officials, they received a report of a robbery at the Town Mountain Gas N Go Wednesday afternoon.
Jeffrey Holbrook, 28, of Van Lear, allegedly approached a female as she was putting gasoline into her vehicle. Police say Holbrook showed the woman a gun and demanded money. The woman reportedly told the accused that she had no cash to give him. He then demanded she sit back in her vehicle as he left the scene in his own vehicle.
According to police, Holbrook was later found at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, where he had reportedly been shoplifting. Holbrook was found in possession of a handgun.
Holbrook was arrested by Patrolman Tim Roberts and lodged in the Pikeville Detention Center.
Holbrook is charged with first degree robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property, and theft by unlawful taking under $500.
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