LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Police say a man responsible for more than 25 snatch and grab robberies throughout Louisville was arrested.
Police said Mark Hambric robbed food marts and gas stations across Louisville since September.
Ray Jumah, the manager of Dino's on Broadway, caught Hambric on camera the night he came into the food mart. He said Hambric purchased gum and wanted to be last in line before he made his move.
"As soon as he gets into the counter, the cashier opened the register, he snatched the money real quick and left. Ran real quick," Ray Jumah said.
It’s Jumah’s security camera video that eventually helped police track down Hambric.
"I printed a couple of pictures of him and put them outside and people recognize him," Jumah added.
Hambric allegedly robbed more than 25 food marts and gas stations, stealing more than $3,400 in four months.
"Push the clerk back, grab what he could from the cash register and take off on foot. Then we learned he had a driver later on," Detective Jason Schweitzer said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
He would strike anywhere from the west end, to Frankfort Avenue to Lexington Road. He never used a gun until this weekend when he was allegedly involved in 2 armed robberies. Those crimes, the video surveillance and a good tip led police to him.
"When the situation gets to this, obviously we want to get him off the streets as fast as we can," said Lt. Jennifer Coe.