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Would-be mugger and alleged shoplifter arrested

A man is accused of trying to rob a woman at gunpoint while she was pumping gas.

It happened at the Super Dollar Gas and Go Wednesday afternoon on Town Mountain Road in Pikeville. Police say the suspect, 28-year-old Jeffrey A. Holbrook of Van Lear, left the gas station after the victim told him she did not have any cash. Holbrook was later arrested at Wal-Mart on Cassidy Boulevard. That’s where police say he was shoplifting and was found with a gun.

He faces a number of charges and is now lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.

Filed under: Pike Co. | Arrests | Robbery


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