Dunkin' Donuts employees recognize armed robber as co-worker
May 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM EST - Updated July 20 at 9:45 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man is accused of holding up a doughnut shop twice in one week, and when he failed to wear a mask the second time he robbed the store, police say, workers recognized him as a fellow employee.
According to an arrest report, a masked man entered Dunkin' Donuts at 1250 Bardstown Road on May 18 armed with a knife. He demanded and received the business' cash.
Six days later, on May 24, the store was held up a second time by a man armed with a knife but not wearing a mask. Police said one of the employees realized the man was the same person who had robbed the store days earlier, and all of the employees recognized him as a co-worker.
Luke David Payne, 36, was taken into custody on May 25. He is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. He was also charged on a fugitive warrant.