Laundry & Tan Connection employee threatened with knife, suspect escapes

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Laundry Tan Connection robbery, LMPD, ULPD

By Shelby  Brown–

A man brandished a knife at a Laundry & Tan Connection employee near campus Sunday afternoon, then escaped on a bicycle with yellow handlebars.

The Louisville Metro Police Department reports no one was harmed and the suspect escaped without any cash, heading towards Third Street.

Metro police received the 911 call at 4:13 p.m. and took over the case from university police. They are currently searching for the man.

A 5:09 p.m. Rave Alert describes the suspect as a black male, 6-foot, wearing a camo hat and army-type clothing. LMPD’s report said the man was “wearing an odd hat (with) dreadlocks.”

“The suspect was making a mess and was told to stop by the employee. He pulled a knife and swung,” Metro Safe 911 Supervisor Vince Luney said.

Luney is optimistic the suspect will be apprehended. “Yellow handles are pretty noticeable,” he says.

Anyone with any information is asked to call ULPD: 852-6111.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Photo courtesy of Laundry Tan Connection.

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