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Armed robber targets more than a dozen fast food restaurants

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The hunt is on for a serial robber accused of holding up more than a dozen Louisville restaurants. The hunt is on for a serial robber accused of holding up more than a dozen Louisville restaurants.
Dwight Mitchell Dwight Mitchell
Todd Erwin Todd Erwin

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The hunt is on for a serial robber accused of holding up more than a dozen Louisville restaurants.

"We believe that one person appears to be responsible for all of these," said Louisville Metro Police Department Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell. 

Since October, a rash of brazen robberies has plagued popular restaurants during daytime hours along Bardstown Road and Preston Highway.

"Lucky for us it was a big credit card day so not a lot of cash, he didn't make out with a whole bunch," said Todd Erwin, Twig and Leaf manager.

Local landmark Twig and Leaf became a crime scene on November 22. Erwin was working that day when an overly bundled up man walked in. Erwin said the suspect calmly showed a gun to the server and demanded cash. 

"I told her just to give it to him and get him out of here," said Erwin. 

Mostly concerned with his customers Erwin said a mother and her young daughter witnessed the robbery.

"I'm trying to get a good look at him and he points the gun at me and he's like I want the money out of the register, too and I'm like we don't have a register, you have all the money we have," said Erwin. 

Twig and Leaf is just one of many businesses police believe the same man robbed. Sources told WAVE 3 News the suspect held up more than dozen fast food chains, including Qdoba, Arby's, Waffle House and KFC. 

"It seemed like he'd done it before," said Erwin. "He knew to keep the gun low and out of the way and keep the other customers from seeing what was going on."

With a thief this bold police are ready to put a stop to the 'Fast Food Robber'.

"I would say anybody who would come in during business hours brandishing a gun and committing several of these robberies would say that they are very dangerous and we need to get them off the street," said Mitchell. 

Police are currently questioning a couple of persons of interest in this case, but no arrests have been made. 

While investigators do not have clear surveillance video, police described the robber as a white man between 30 and 50 years old with a gray mustache and who appeared to be homeless.
 
If you have info that could help police you are asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD. 

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