Pikeville Police: Teen Robbed Store, Possibly Others
A 17-year-old male was arrested Monday for allegedly robbing a local grocery store last week. Officials are also trying to decide if the teen was involved in other robberies.Posted — Updated
Kenneth Ray Spruill has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held in Wayne County Jail in lieu of $45,000 bond.
Spruill allegedly barged into Howell Brothers Grocery the night of April 18, pointed a gun at the owner's head and demanded money several times before fleeing with the cash.
"This is a real intense situation with a real dangerous suspect," Pikeville Police Chief Ken Barrett said.
Authorities investigated a string of similar armed robberies in Wayne County a year ago, and Barrett said investigators are looking into whether they are connected to the latest robbery.
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