Arrest in armed robbery at NKY vape shop

Arrest in NKY vape shop robbery

FLORENCE, Ky. (FOX19) - A suspect is under arrest in an armed robbery at a Northern Kentucky vape shop over the weekend.

Shawn Warfield, 32 of Burlington, Kentucky was taken into custody Monday night on a robbery charge, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrested him while working in conjunction with Covington police.

Warfield is accused of robbing Galaxy Vapors on Burlington Pike at knifepoint about 3 p.m. Sunday.

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.

According to Covington police, Warfield is also a suspect in a separate robbery that occurred Saturday at Kimmy’s Korner, a grocery store in downtown Covington.

A clerk had been assaulted during that robbery after he refused to give the suspect money from the register, police say.

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Anyone who might have had contact with Warfield in the past week is asked to contact Detective Jeff Miles of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at jmiles@boonecountyky.org or 859-334-8476.

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