By: Christy Hendricks
PADUCAH, Ky. - A Symsonia man faces a robbery charge after police say he robbed a Dollar General store in Paducah.
Bobby J. Whitis, 37, faces a first-degree robbery.
Employees at the Dollar General store say a man dressed in blue jeans, Carhartt jacket, and camouflage hat came into the store Thursday night a little after 6:30 and demanded money. Employees say he threatened to use a handgun, but never showed one.
According to Paducah police, nearby Wal-Mart surveillance video shows the suspect running away from Dollar General and into Wal-Mart, using a phone to call a taxi, and leaving in a taxi.
Police found out that person was taken to a bar where Whitis was found matching the description of the suspect.
Police say Whitis admitted to the robbery. Most of the money was recovered.