Police Investigating Tuesday
Morning Robbery And Assault
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a Tuesday morning assault and robbery that sent the victim by helicopter to a Nashville hospital. Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the victim, whose name is not being released, sustained severe head injuries during the incident that occurred shortly before 9:00am.
Although police will not confirm the identity of the victim, the crime occurred near the law office of Lucius Hawes at the former location of Giles Market. Ray says police will likely release the name of the victim after he is treated for his injuries.
Ray says police are searching for a black male that was reportedly armed at the time of the alleged assault.
Ray adds money was apparently taken during the robbery.
He says police are asking for the public's help in gaining more information about the assault and robbery.
Information about the crime and the location of the suspect can be reported to the Hopkinsville Police Department by calling 270-890-1500 or Crimestoppers at 270-887-T-I-P-S.