The White House Police Department is working closely with authorities in Kentucky following a string of armed robberies including one in White House.
According to police reports, around 6:30 p.m. on July 27, the police were called to Highland Drive for an apparent armed robbery. The victim described being hailed by two black males parked nearby and said the suspects had followed him from Super Stop Market on 31W parking near his driveway.
They initially asked for directions and then one grabbed him; the other brandishing a gun and taking his wallet. They fled in a grey Ford Focus with visible damage to the driver side rear bumper. Surveillance video from the home across the street captured the crime and also shows possible damage to the passenger side rear quarter panel.
Approximately an hour later, an 85-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while out walking his dog in his Bowling Green neighborhood. He described two assailants driving a dirty grey sedan who grabbed him taking his wallet and speeding away.
A short while later, a woman was robbed at gunpoint and her purse stolen in the parking lot of Warren East High School in Bowling Green. Two males reportedly approached her car and asked to use her phone. When she refused, one of the suspects tried to physically pull her from the car.
According to reports, the victims said she fought back, kicking at him until a gun was pointed at her and she gave up the purse. The two suspects then fled in a grey four-door car and she pursued them for a short distance in her own vehicle before losing them at a traffic light and calling authorities from a nearby gas station.
Both of the Kentucky victims were unharmed and both reported two black males, mid-twenties, one heavy-set, driving a grey sedan. The clothes described in the Kentucky assaults appear to match the video captured at the scene of the White House robbery.
White House Police Chief Pat Brady said of the initial incident, “This is unusual. I can’t remember another time when somebody was robbed in their own driveway, in broad daylight; not in my 23 years. This was unbelievable.”
Brady went on to say that the White House detectives are, “Working it hard.”
Det. Sgt. Hunter confirmed that they are working with investigators from the Bowling Green Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky Highway Patrol to identify and apprehend the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the White House Police Department at 615 672-4903.