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Man accused of robbing more than 20 gas stations, businesses

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Mark Hambric (Source: LMDC) Mark Hambric (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man is facing charges after police said he went on a stealing spree that stretched across Jefferson County.

Mark Hambric just turned 29, but he's already facing at least 25 charges for robbery.

Louisville Metro police said they are still tallying the number of stores and gas stations believed to have been robbed by Hambric.

WAVE 3 News obtained a copy of the surveillance video of one of the robberies from the BP gas station located on Newburg and Interstate 264. The store's manager said Hambric got away with about $800, and that he's adding bullet-proof glass around the register.

"You feel kinda scared, kinda because this is a highway store," said Manager Sunny Sigh. "People come, they rob and then they run."

Hambric was convicted of robbery in 2008. Police said he stopped talking to his probation officer within two weeks of when he allegedly started robbing stores again.

"He failed to report and we've been looking for him ever since," Officer Jason Schwitzer said.

Recently, police said Hambric changed his look by cutting off his dreadlocks. This past weekend police said Hambric struck yet again. The Viper unit stepped in after seeing that he had a gun.

Police say Hambric would pay his get-away drivers and then hit the streets with pockets of cash searching for drugs.

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