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Louisville man accused of threatening Home Depot employee with hammer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man used a hammer he was allegedly about to steal to threaten a Home Depot employee before leaving the store without paying for merchandise. 

According to the arrest report, it happened 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Home Depot in the 2600 block of Greene Way near south Hurstbourne Parkway. That's where Jeffersontown police say 46-year-old Darius Joiner selected a hammer and a band saw not long after entering the store around 1 p.m. 

As Joiner approached the checkout lane, police say he threatened the store clerk with the hammer "and advised her not to try to stop him or follow him."

Police say Joiner exited the store without paying for the merchandise and drove away. The merchandise was valued at approximately $330. 

Investigators obtained surveillance footage of the robbery from store security and later learned Joiner's identity. 

Joiner was arrested Dec. 2. He's charged with one count of first degree robbery and remains jailed on a $25,000 full cash bond.

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