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Louisville man accused of robbing four businesses on Christmas Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is in jail after police say he robbed four businesses on Christmas Day.

According to arrest reports, it started just before 2 a.m. on Dec. 25, when Lawaun Colvin walked into the America's Best Value Hotel on Kemmons Drive, near Bishop Lane. Police say he was wearing a mask, was armed with a handgun and demanded cash. He didn't get the money, according to the arrest report, because the employee fled into a locked room.

Half an hour later, at 2:30 a.m., police say Colvin committed another robbery at a business that was not disclosed on the arrest report. Police say he was again masked, armed with a handgun and demanded business cash. In this case, police say, he received it.

Just before 6 a.m. the same day, police say Colvin walked into the Day's Inn on Fern Valley Road, near Industrial Boulevard. As before, police say he was wearing a mask and armed with a handgun. After demanding business cash, he received it, according to the arrest report. "As soon as he (the clerk) opened the door, the guy showed him the gun. The clerk noticed the way he was dressed, the hoodie was pulled way up," explained manager Shelley Ferguson.

Just before 6:30 a.m., police say Colvin struck at the Waffle House on Bishop Lane, near Newburg Road. Police say he demanded and received business cash.

Those aren't the only robberies Colvin is accused of. According to the arrest reports, he was also involved in two robberies with two accomplices -- 18-year-old Cameron Mason and 20-year-old Joseph Colvin, his brother. Police say that on Dec. 28, the three of them walked into the Circle K near the intersection of Newburg Road and Shepherdsville Road, armed and wearing masks. Police say they demanded and received business cash.

The same day, police say the trio robbed a Five Star Food Mart near the intersection of Fern Valley Road and Signature Drive. In this case, police say Lawaun Colvin acted as the getaway driver, while Cameron Mason and Joseph Colvin went inside and demanded business cash.

Cameron Mason and Joseph Colvin are already in custody. Police arrested Lawaun Colvin Wednesday afternoon. He faces six counts of first degree robbery. It is a relief to staff at the Days Inn. "I was watching WDRB they showed it at 12 that they had caught him and I ran into the office and told the owner they caught him. I had people calling me, 'Did you see the news?!' We were all excited," said Ferguson.

Lawaun Colvin appeared before a judge Thursday morning, and a not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

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