Accused robber Brandon Lewis pleads not guilty
A not-guilty plea was entered for Brandon Lewis Friday morning. He is the second suspect accused in a string of robberies through southwest Louisville.
The LMPD Robbery Unit made the arrests at 10:30 Wednesday morning.
Police say Lewis, 27, and Paul Latta, 51, are charged with four robberies that occurred over a two-day period in addition to the robbery of the Subway that eventually led to their arrests.
"By the grace of God, I'm still here today," said Brittany Wolney, a Subway employee.
Around 10:30 Wednesday morning, Brittany Wolney said she was working at the Subway store on Global Drive when it was robbed.
"I seen a man coming out of the store running towards the Dollar Store. He had a getaway car, so I'm thinking he was running back to that car," she said.
She was standing out front when it happened, but her two co-workers were inside.
"He came in and said, 'You have 30 seconds. Give me the money,'" said Maritza Orantes, Wolney's co-worker.
They told WDRB the man got away with their money bag, with about $100 inside.
"He snatched it from my boss and took off running," said Wolney. Wolney said she recognized the man. "I have seen him before. He used to come in here all the time. He would ask questions like, 'Are you ever here by yourself?' You know, things like that," she told WDRB.
Police were able to get a vehicle description and stopped the car in Shively, taking two men into custody, towing what appeared to be their getaway car, a black Scion. Police say the man who robbed the Subway didn't display a gun but indicated he had one.
"I have two children at home. I would love to make it home," said Wolney.
In the previous two days, at least five other businesses in the same area had been robbed: a Walmart, two Walgreens stores, a Speedway and two Subways, including the one on Global Drive. We told you about one of the Walgreens robberies on Tuesday night when Shively Police released surveillance video.
Wolney and her coworkers are just happy to have their suspect in police custody.
"To get him off the streets, it feels amazing and it's a blessing that no one got hurt," said Wolney.
Latta and Lewis are charged in the following incidents:
Walmart 7100 Raggard Rd. on 11-10-14 at 10:45 p.m.
Speedway 5339 Dixie Highway on 11-11-14 at 2:40 a.m.
Subway 4417 Cane Run Rd. on 11-11-14 at 2:22 p.m.
Walgreens 7338 Dixie Highway on 11-11-14 at 11:45 p.m.
The two are now being held in Metro Corrections.