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POLICE: man armed with gun robbed two businesses, tried to pass bogus $100 bill

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Ronald Lee Leake (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Ronald Lee Leake (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing several serious charges after police say he robbed two businesses with a gun and tried to pass a bogus $100 bill at a third business between late August and mid-September. 

According to an arrest report, the first robbery happened Aug. 31, 2015 at the Murphy USA gas station at 2018 Bashford Manor Lane. Police say 50-year-old Ronald Lee Leake demanded cash from the store clerk and left in an unknown direction. 

The second robbery happened on Sept. 7. That's when police say the suspect robbed the Speedway at 12102 Shelbyville Road at gunpoint. 

On Sept. 12, police say the suspect entered the Speedway at 2210 Arthur Street and tried to make a purchase with a counterfeit $100 bill. He then demanded the clerk return the $100 bill "and physically removed it from the clerk's hand." 

When the cashier attempted to write down the license plate of the car Leake was driving, police say he pointed a gun at her and told her "she better back up and not come any closer." 

Leake was arrested on Oct. 12. He's now charged with robbery, wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender. 

Leake is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $40,000 cash bond. 

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