LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Wednesday night arrest cracked open a serial robbery case.
LMPD officers arrested James Short and Lavarr Melton were arrested after they were alleged to have robbed the Circle K at 7800 Andrews Church Road. The style of the robbery and witness descriptions led detectives to charge the pair with seven more robberies dating back to July 10. LMPD officials say the motive was not drug related, saying the pair just seemed to need the money.
LMPD says robberies are up from last year and approaching the number of robberies recorded in 2009.