UPDATE | POLICE: Taylorsville woman posed as maid in order to rob St. Matthews home owner
Police say a St. Matthews homeowner was bound -- and a sock was shoved in his mouth -- as his maid and three others ransacked his home...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Taylorsville woman has been arrested after police say she posed as a maid to rob a St. Matthews condo owner.
According to an arrest warrant, it happened on Saturday, Sept. 17.
St. Matthews Police say 34-year-old Heather Metts had been advertising a home cleaning business on Craigslist -- when the owner of a condominium exchanged text messages with her and hired her to clean his home.
When she arrived, police say Metts "began acting like" she was cleaning, but after about five minutes, she told the homeowner that she would need to run out to give her mother some money.
When she opened the door, police say three men -- one of whom was armed with a handgun -- rushed into the home. At that point, Metts and the three men allegedly began yelling at the homeowner, demanding that he give them his money. Police say they tied him to a chair, securing his hands behind his back with a belt, placing a sock in his mouth and a belt around his head.
They then began ransacking his home, according to the arrest warrant, taking a bottle of bourbon, cash and savings bonds.
Before they left, they allegedly forced the man to go in the bathroom and get in the bathtub. The suspects then asked the victim if he wanted to be shot, before they took his cell phone and ran away.
The victim suffered a bruise to his shoulder.
Police say the suspects were captured on surveillance video outside the condominium complex.
The victim was later able to identify Metts through a photo, police say. A warrant was issued for her arrest on Tuesday, Sept. 20. She was arrested on Thursday evening at the corner of 29th Street and Lytle Street.
Metts is charged with first degree robbery and unlawful imprisonment. She is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
As of Friday evening the three other accomplices have not been apprehended, St. Matthews police confirmed to WDRB that they are still looking for all three.
If you have any information about the case you are asked to call St. Matthews Police at 502-893-9000.
You can also try the "Police Tip Line" at 498-CLUE (2583), callers can remain anonymous.
Heather Metts mother, Terri, spoke with WDRB Friday evening, she reacted to the police report detailing the case.
"I cant believe they would go into somebody's house and put him in the bathtub like that and my daughter did that?"
Heather's mom went on to say that her daughter started using drugs, mainly pain pills, ten years ago. She believes her daughter still has a chance to overcome her demons. Terri sent this message to Heather behind bars.
"I would tell her I love her and for her to get her act together and that she should of turned herself in a while back."
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