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Police: Man commits home invasion; steals victims' car

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Jerry Lotz (Louisville Metro Corrections) Jerry Lotz (Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville Metro Police arrested a Paducah man after they say he entered a residence, while he was armed with a weapon.

Jerry Lotz, 53, was arrested Wednesday morning, just before 1 a.m. in the 400 block of Montana Avenue near the University of Louisville. Police say Lotz entered a residence located in the 1300 block of South 2nd Street, near West Orsmby in Old Louisville, through an unlocked door, while he was armed with a knife.

Police records state the invasion happened just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police say that he demanded that the victims lie on the floor. Police records state that Lotz then demanded that the victims take him to the bank to withdraw money.

Lotz allegedly then forced the victims to get into their vehicle, according to police.

Police say one of the victims told Lotz she had forgotten her identification, and Lotz allegedly forced both victims back into the house. Police say the victims were able to successfully shut the door and lock Lotz out of the house.

Police allege that Lotz then stole the victims' car. Police were able to locate Lotz and the vehicle based on the victims' description.

Police arrested Lotz and charged him with robbery, burglary and kidnapping. He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

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