LMPD arrests suspect accused of robbing delivery, taxi drivers

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 5:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A series of robberies started at the beginning of June appear to be solved with the arrest of Louisville man.

Police said Gerald Holland would phone for a taxi or food delivery and when the driver arrived he would hold the driver at gunpoint and steal money.

Holland would then take the victim’s cell phone and keys, thrown them on the ground and tell the victim to run. Police said he would then take off on foot, getting away with $20 to $400 each time.

He is accused of robbing Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Jimmy John’s drivers – most of them in the Old Louisville area.

 “All these delivery drivers don't expect this happening to them at anytime. And to deal with someone doing that to you is unbelievable,” Det. Aaron Tinelli said.

None of the victims were physically injured in the robberies, police said, and they don’t believe any other suspects were involved.

Right now Holland is facing nine counts of robbery and may be charged with more counts.
 

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