Darren Doyle, story:
Thanks to a tip from a local resident, the burgundy van that was wanted for questioning was located today and the driver was questioned concerning the Bee Spring Post Office robbery that took place earlier this morning, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. Unfortunately for officials, they're now back to square one as they continue the search for the man accused of the armed robbery.
The Sheriff's Office said they the man driving the van was the owner of a shuttle service who had recently transported construction workers to job sites in the area. After dropping off the workers, he'd drive up to post office in order to get cell phone service to use his smartphone during the day.
Officials said the man was completely cooperative during the investigation and has been cleared of any suspicion to the incident.
"Some people may find this funny, but this is why we ask for the public's help," said Det. Wally Ritter. "Local citizens recognized a burgundy van in the area that wasn't normally seen. People in small communities are usually very aware of their neighbors and surroundings. We were able to check out this situation and clear the driver of this van."
Authorities are still requesting help with any information regarding any vehicles seen near the post office around 9:20-9:30am. No one saw the suspect exit the premises.
The Sheriff's Office is looking for a white male with brown hair around 6'0 tall and 200lbs, who was wearing a black ball cap pulled over his ears and a dark colored shirt, zipped up to the neck. He was wearing dark sunglasses and black gloves.
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