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String of break-ins affects seven local businesses

MAGOFFIN/FLOYD COUNTIES – A string of break-ins affected many local businesses and arrests are expected.

Late Friday night, early Saturday morning, January 5 and 6, as many as seven businesses reported break-ins to law enforcement. 

At China Express, a piece of asphalt was thrown through a glass door, and the cash register was stolen, later to be found dumped on KY Rt. 30 near the Connelley Farm. 

The Hornet’s Nest Reported that someone had entered through the rear door, stole the cash register and took pops out of the cooler. In total, they had $2,000 in damages and theft.

At Betty’s Pizza, they entered through the back door and kicked in the front door, taking the cash register. It was later recovered dumped along US 460.

NAPA’s front window had been shot with a pellet gun, resulting in $1,000 in damages.

The door was busted at Hill Top Games, on KY Rt. 7, but no reported entry. 

At Pony Express, in Royalton, which is not in operation, currently, a piece of concrete was thrown through the door, but no entry, as well.

The glass doors at Parkway Convenient Mart, located on KY Rt. 114 near the Floyd/Magoffin line, were shot out, though they had security camera footage. 

Kentucky State Police have stated they are planning to indict suspects, and Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department will be obtaining warrants of arrest for as many as four suspects. 

As more information is released, the Independent will post updates on our website, 




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