Two women wanted after attempted robbery at Paducah business

Marissa L. Hicks and Latasha Jean Taylor (Courtesy Paducah Police Department)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Two women are wanted in connection with an attempted robbery at the Kentucky Oaks Mall.

Paducah police say they were called at about 4:30 p.m. Friday after a woman came into the store and handed a cashier a note that said the cashier needed to give the woman cash or a man who was “holding her hostage” would shoot someone.

The woman left the store when officers were called. Multiple officers searched the area but were unable to locate the woman or any evidence to support her story.

Paducah Police identified the woman as Latasha Jean Taylor and her companion as Marissa L. Hicks. Hicks was with Taylor in a stolen vehicle. Both were staying at a nearby hotel.

Taylor was charged with second-degree robbery and both Taylor and Hicks were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Taylor is currently out on bond after being arrested in Tennessee, while Hicks is charged in a warrant from Florida for a probation violation.

Anyone with information on the women’s whereabouts is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550. You can also provide an anonymous tip through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411.

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