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LMPD: Liquor store employee accomplice to armed robbery of business

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Shaquille Gidron, 23 (Source: LMDC) Shaquille Gidron, 23 (Source: LMDC)
Patrick Adams, 24 (Source: LMDC) Patrick Adams, 24 (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man was arrested for robbing a liquor store but police decided the employee he appeared to hold up at gunpoint was actually in on it, as well.

On Sunday at 12:40 a.m., surveillance video captured an armed suspect approach a store employee who was standing out back at Algonquin Liquors on Algonquin Parkway at Rodman Street.

After forcing the employee inside, police said the man in the video demanded cash and fled the scene in a car after receiving it. A description of the car was noted from surveillance footage.

The liquor store employee then called 911 and reported the robbery, according to police.

Monday morning, just before 11 a.m., officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of the robbery suspect's car. The driver, Shaquille Gidron, 23, was taken in for questioning.

After being read his rights, Gidron admitted to his involvement and agreed to a search of his property, according to an arrest report. During the search police found the gun used in the robbery, the clothes the suspect was seen wearing in surveillance video and cash taken from the business.

Upon further investigation, police determined the liquor store clerk, Patrick Adams, 24, is friends with Gidron and "helped orchestrate the robbery."

Police said Adams was a willing participant in the robbery and received proceeds from it. After providing officers with a taped statement at 6:30 p.m. Monday in which he admitted his involvement in the crime, police found more cash taken from the business in Adams' residence.

Gidron faces a felony first degree robbery charge. Adams faces two misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking and filing a false report.

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