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POLICE: Accused serial robber targeted Home Depot, threatened employees with tools from stores

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man accused of threatening a Home Depot employee with a hammer as he was leaving the store without paying for merchandise is now charged with doing the same thing at other Home Depot stores across the city.

Police arrested 46-year-old Darius Joiner on Wednesday after they say he stole a hammer and a band saw from the Home Depot on Greene Way near South Hurstbourne Parkway on Nov. 19. According to the arrest report, he threatened store employees as he was leaving with the hammer and a band saw. The value of both tools was about $330. 
    
Now police say Joiner robbed another Home Depot, located in the 8200 block of Preston Highway on Nov. 28. According to police documents, Joiner entered the store, selected merchandise valued at $1,006, including with a hatchet. Police say Joiner "was walking out of the store without paying for the items and was approached by store security." 

That's when police say Joiner "armed himself with the hatchet, shook it at the witness and told him to stay away." 

Joiner left the store with the merchandise and was observed on surveillance video driving away in a vehicle registered in his name. 

Police say Joiner robbed the same Home Depot on two other occasions: on Nov. 18, armed with a sledge hammer, and again on Nov. 26, armed with a hatchet. 

Joiner is now charged with four counts of first degree robbery. He is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $50,000 full cash bond. 

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