Store burglar caught on video; police seeking tips

A masked bandit broke into a Knox County market Thursday morning, making off with guns and other items.

Now, police are hoping that video images of the burglar will generate some leads.

Surveillance video shows the burglar breaking into Cope’s Country Store on KY 830 in the Lynn Camp community.

Knox Sheriff John Pickard said the incident happened sometime between 2 and 6 a.m.  

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The video shows the suspect exiting the store with guns and other items, and fleeing with them in various duffle-type bags.

Pickard said he feels the burglary was planned.

In addition to guns, the burglar took cash, cigarettes, and food items.

Pickard is hopeful that release of the video will help nab the burglar.

He is requesting that anyone with information about the burglary to please contact his  office at 606-546-3181 – 606-620-4995 or dispatch 606-546-3441.