Courtesy photo The Grayson County Sheriff's Office investigates an armed robbery at Smitty City Tuesday night.

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The Grayson County Sheriff's Office investigates an armed robbery at Smitty City Tuesday night.

Staff Report

Local law enforcement is seeking the public's help with its investigation into an armed robbery at Smitty City Tuesday night.

At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, the Smitty City convenience store, located at 7102 Anneta Rd. approximately 6.5 miles south of Leitchfield, was robbed at gunpoint.

The clerk advised police that a male subject entered the store wearing a dark colored ski mask, dark colored hoodie, blue jeans, and gloves, and demanded the money from the register.

The clerk complied but was struck in the back with the weapon that the assailant was carrying, according to a news release from the investigating Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect then fled the store with the cash in an unknown direction. Although the clerk was assaulted, he refused transport to a medical facility, the release states.

"The GCSO encourages anyone with information about this crime to contact the GCSO immediately at 270-259-3024 or your local law enforcement agency," said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins. "Additionally, if you live in the area of Smitty City and you have a camera pointing towards KY 259 or KY 226 that may have captured any vehicles passing through during the time of the robbery, please call the GCSO. If the information you provide leads to an arrest and conviction, you may be compensated with a monetary reward."