Deputies search for suspect in Florence armed robbery

Deputies search for suspect in Florence armed robbery
Boone County sheriff's deputies are searching for this man who they say robbed Galaxy Vapors in Florence at knifepoint Sunday. (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE, Ky. (FOX19) - Boone County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect after a Florence business was robbed at knifepoint Sunday afternoon.

Deputies were dispatched around 3:15 p.m. to the Galaxy Vapors on Burlington Pike.

Investigators say the suspect approached an employee armed with a knife and demanded cash from the register. He then reportedly fled in a black sedan toward Burlington Pike with the cash and other stolen merchandise.

He is described as average height and thin build, with a bald head and facial hair. He was known to be wearing grey pants and a black hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery, deputies say.

Anyone with information about the armed robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or submit a tip through the Boone County Sheriff’s website.

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