POLICE: Robbers arrested in connection with shooting of store employee on 7th Street Road
Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two people in connection with the shooting of a store employee during a robbery in October.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have connected three people to a string of robberies that started in September and continued through this week.
The case has been a top priority for LMPD's Robbery Unit since the fall.
They say at least 10 businesses have been robbed at gun point.
Police say Mack Matthews,29, and Anthony Ball,48, are responsible for most of them.
They also arrested Donte Harris who they believe helped commit at least two of the robberies.
"We'll continue to look at this case. It broke last night working through a tip. We'll continue to investigate it further to see if there's any more robberies we can tie them to locally. I can tell you New Albany and Jeffersonville are currently looking at Mr. Matthews and Mr. Ball for robberies in their jurisdiction,” said Lt. Jennifer Coe, LMPD Robbery.
Police say the three suspects might be roommates and have been armed in each robbery.
It's unknown how much cash they've gotten away with.
“Mr. Matthews had an extensive criminal history. He served numerous years in Oklahoma for robbery,” said Lt. Coe.
Matthews and Ball are also charged with attempted murder after police say Ball shot store clerk David Bryant during one of the robberies on October 30th at 7th Street Food Mart.
"I don't like anyone being in that situation. It's the worst thing you can see,” said store owner Nidal Abed.
Abed witnessed the shooting.
“The day it happened was the worst day of my life. Today is the best day of my life,” Abed told WDRB.
Bryant was sweeping in the store when he was shot.
Abed says he was at the counter behind bullet proof glass.
He says after they shot Bryant, they demanded money from him.
He says the men didn't leave until he pulled out his gun from under the counter.
He's happy the two were arrested before someone else got hurt.
"I hope they get what they deserve,” said Abed.
Bryant has been in the hospital since that shooting but is recovering in rehab.
The suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning.
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