Man charged with robbery confesses to two more

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police said the man who shot a gas station clerk during a robbery Monday morning confessed to two more armed robberies that happened the day before.

38-year-old Kawan Farrar is charged with three counts of armed robbery and one count of assault. Police said he walked into the Thornton's at First and Broadway just after 5 a.m. Monday. He stood in line with the other customers, but when he got to the counter he pulled a ski mask over his face, showed the clerk a gun and demanded cash.

Police said the clerk took off, with Farrar chasing. The two struggled and Farrar shot her in the leg. He then forced her back into the store to give him cash and left. The clerk was taken to the hospital. Tuesday, her co-workers said she was still there recovering. She is 8 months pregnant.

Police caught up with Farrar at Floyd and Breckinridge Streets. During their interview they said he confessed to holding up the Circle K on South Third Street on Sunday morning and the Circle K on Arthur Street Sunday night.

During his arraignment Monday, Farrar told a judge he moved to Louisville just a few months ago from New Jersey. Judge Gina Calvert said he has a prior robbery conviction in that state. He's being held on $35,000 bond. He's due back in court later in March.

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