Suspect in Laurel County bank robbery arrested, Laurel County Sheriff says

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Sep 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-27 17:39:57-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Laurel County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man who they say robbed a bank in the southern part of the county.

The department says the robbery happened shortly before 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Trust Bank located on US 25W and about 11 miles south of London. Officers say the man was armed with a gun and entered the bank demanding money. He ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove off in a red-colored Honda Civic. Officers later learned that he changed his clothes and ditched the red Honda for a red-colored Ford F150 pickup.

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The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says law enforcement officers were able to determine the suspect through the bank's surveillance video, and a picture of the suspect was posted online.

As authorities searched for his vehicle, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith located the possible suspect vehicle behind a home on Moore Hill Road. Officers surrounded the house and the suspect was taken into custody.

35-year-old Shawn Fox, of Corbin, was charged with first-degree robbery. He is being held in the Laurel County Correctional Center.