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Louisville Metro Police say pair stole four vehicles and robbed Best Buy store

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James T. Armstrong and Brandice Wright (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James T. Armstrong and Brandice Wright (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man and woman officials say stole four vehicles and robbed a Best Buy store.

Official police records say James Armstrong, 39, and Brandice Wright, 38, were arrested Friday on the Outer Loop.

Investigators say on Feb. 18, the pair went to Jamal Auto Sales on the Outer Loop and took keys belonging to four vehicles. Authorities say Armstrong and Wright then took the vehicles from the lot.

The next day, on Feb. 19, police officers were dispatched to the Best Buy store, located at 4251 Outer Loop, regarding a hold up.

Officials say Armstrong entered the store and picked and hid merchandise while hiding a handgun in the back of his jeans. Authorities say while Armstrong was picking up and hiding the merchandise, the handgun became visible to loss prevention officers and customers inside the store.

Police say Armstrong took the gun out of the waistband of his jeans, before attempting to conceal it in the back of his jeans by covering it with a hoodie.

A loss prevention officer told authorities he heard Armstrong making a sound using the handgun. Police say Armstrong exited the store with the merchandise and got into a vehicle with Wright. Police say Armstrong did not have a valid license to carry a concealed weapon.

Authorities say the vehicle went from the Best Buy Store to a Tumbleweed restaurant, where the vehicle stopped. Officials say the Best Buy loss prevention officer continued to watch the vehicle once it left the store and informed police regarding its location.

Police reports say both Wright and Armstrong were inside the vehicle when officers approached the vehicle.

The police report says Armstrong admitted to stealing the vehicles and says Wright was present during the thefts.

Officials say items stolen from Best Buy totaled $130 and were recovered.

Armstrong and Wright are both charged with robbery, burglary and four counts of auto theft. Armstrong faces an additional charge of carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

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