Employees were bound with duct tape during O’Reilly robbery

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By Shelley Spillman

Just before 10 p.m. on Monday, Lawrenceburg Police Officers responded to an armed robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 1191 Glensboro Road.

Trooper Matt Rogers, Detective Jeremy Cornish, Officer Joe Massey and Officer James Dunn arrived at the scene. They discovered that two white males dressed in dark clothing entered the store just before closing.

According to a Lawrenceburg Police Department press release, one male presented a handgun and forced employees to hand over the store’s cash. The employees were then forced to the rear of the store where their hands and legs were bound with industrial tape.

Cornish said none of the employees were injured.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with their canine and searched the area.

“This is very odd for our town,” Cornish said.

As the heroin problem in area has increased, Cornish said he has noticed that crime is increasing. He said he suspects that the robbery was “drug fueled.”

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lawrenceburg Police Department at 502-839-5125. There may be a reward for information leading to an arrest.