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Repeat robber strikes loan company

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A screen capture from the surveillance video.
The gunman facing Volunteer Financial manager Kimberly Finch -- and the situation itself -- was all too familiar.

Finch told Shelbyville police the man who robbed her at midday Tuesday was the same one who held up the Elm Street loan company on Jan. 14. No one has been charged in that incident.

"He took two or three steps and the next thing I knew he got the gun out and went crazy," Finch said.

Forceful orders

"Get on the floor," the man told Finch after pulling a black handgun from his waistband.

"I was scared. I froze," Finch said. "I didn't know if I was going to be walking out of here."

Finch complied with his order. "I started bending down and blocking where the gun was," Finch said.

The man walked directly to the money drawer and took a substantial amount of cash, police said. He then ordered Finch to open the safe, which contained no money, before leaving through the back door, officer Jon Cooke's report said.

Last sighting

Finch last saw the suspect jumping into a creek behind the old Coca-Cola building next door.

"It surprised me that he came back," Finch said. "He was less aggressive last time, possibly because I had my 1-year-old child with me then."

He is described as black with a very dark complexion, in his mid-20s, slender and standing approximately 5-feet-9 to 6 feet tall and wearing a green baseball cap, white shirt and denim shorts.