Police ID suspect of 3 robberies by tattoo, make arrest

Police ID suspect of 3 robberies by tattoo, make arrest

Jeremy Knighton is charged with robbery, wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

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by Ellen Werner

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 3:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After his alleged third attempt at robbing PNC customers at the bank's Taylorsville Road location, Jeremy Knighton, 35, has been arrested.

The Jeffersontown Police Department said Tuesday they caught Knighton following an investigation into a series of robberies and attempted robberies made by a man, partially obscuring his face, at the above location's ATM drive-through.

The first incident occurred on the night of June 21, when Knighton allegedly walked up to a car stopped in the drive-through and stole money from the customer while pressing an unknown object or weapon into the customer's neck.

In the following week, on the evening of June 26, Knighton approached the vehicle of a woman who had pulled up at the ATM, but he failed to successfully rob her.

On July 8, at around 11 p.m., Knighton, who police said was still trying to conceal his identity, approached the vehicle in PNC's ATM drive-thru from the passenger side of the car. Knighton wielded something that looked like a handgun and pointed it at the people in the vehicle in an attempt to rob them.

Using the surveillance photos that investigators distributed to patrol officers in the area, police were able to identify Knighton by matching the tattoo on his left calf to the one on the left calf of the suspect.

After he was positively identified, investigators interrogated Knighton, who gave a full confession to all three incidents.

Investigators were also able to locate the clothing Knighton wore during his crime spree and  determine that the weapon Knighton used to threaten the victims with was actually a toy gun.

Officers transported Knighton to Louisville Metro Connections.

He is being charged with robbery in the second degree, two counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

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