Masked Bandit Robs Alvin's, a Nationally Known Store/Gas Station on Highway 421 in Clay County, Ky.

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MANCHESTER, KY (July 15, 2020) - Alvin's store on US 421 in Clay County, Kentucky has been robbed at gun point by a masked bandit. The store recently gained national attention when an individual snapped a picture of a sign on their door which read "No Face Masks Allowed in Store, Lower Your Mask or Go Somewhere Else! Stop Listening to Beshear, He's a Dumbass" and publicly posted it to a social media account.

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The Clay County Sheriff's Office is reporting that:  Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson would like to ask the public for help in possibly identifying a subject that was involved in an armed robbery on July 15, 2020 at approximately 2:20 AM at a local business on South Highway 421.

What appears to be a male subject entering the store and brandishing a firearm and demanded money from one of the worker’s. The suspect then took off on foot toward South Highway 421.

The suspect is identified as a Caucasian male wearing:

  • Camouflage overalls
  • Black gloves
  • Black hat

If you know who the suspect is please contact the Clay County Sheriff Office at (606) 598-3471 or after business hours Manchester City Police (606) 598-8411.

Suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Clay County Sheriff Det. Jeff Kelsey is in charge of the investigation.

Attached are photo's from the business on South Highway 421.

A post on Alvin's Facebook page dated Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12:20 PM reads:  We have a 500 dollar reward for information leading to an arrest of the person that robbed our store at gun point at 3:18 am wednesday morning. Please call the clay county sheriffs dept. 598-3471.You will be kept anonymus.

LINK TO STORY REGARDING "NO MASKS" SIGN: Statement from a Gas/Food Store in Southeast KY that's Under Investigation by Health Officials Regarding a No Face Masks Allowed Sign that Contained an Unflattering Comment about Governor Beshear



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