LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) –- Four Louisville businesses are robbed on Christmas morning and police believe one person is behind the crime spree.

Every second of a Christmas morning robbery is captured on surveillance video at the Days Inn on Fern Valley Road. Manager Shelley Ferguson was on the phone with this desk clerk when the suspect came in.

“He whispered to me that he was being robbed,” Ferguson said.

In the video you can see the man point his gun at the clerk.

“He was telling him - don't be pushing no buttons, I’m gonna start shooting, you better open that drawer,” Ferguson said. “He finally just grabbed it and broke the lock. Adrenaline kicked in and got the door open so he didn't get shot.”

Police tell us this suspect committed four robberies Friday from about two to six in the morning. According to LMPD, the other businesses are Americas Best Value Inn and Suites on Kemmons Lane, Super 8 on Preston Highway and the Waffle House on Bishop Lane.

Police say they also think he's responsible for an attempted robbery at the Stop-N-Go near Poplar Level Road on Christmas Eve.

“It was about six in the morning... gentleman came in, wandered around the store for a little bit, came to the counter and pulled out his gun and asked the cashier for the money,” Stop-N-Go Owner Fadi Hanbali said.

But in that instance we're told the man didn't get away with any money.

“I guess he just couldn't open up the drawer, customers started coming, first shift cashier came in and the guy just ran,” Hanbali said.

Hanbali said the cashier recognized the suspect as a regular customer. He says police are reviewing their surveillance video.

Ferguson said she hopes detectives find him soon. Not just for what he did... but also what he said.

She tells WDRB that before leaving the hotel he told the clerk 'Merry Christmas.'

“Getting robbed was bad enough but for him to turn around and say 'Merry Christmas.' No, he needs to be off the streets,” Ferguson said.

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