Police caught a man who they say later admitted to robbing the Alexis Mexican Market on Sunday, Jan. 12.
On Sunday, Norristown police arrived at the market on the 500 block of West Main Street in response to a 911 call about a robbery that was in progress.
Police were on the scene within seconds after receiving a call from the Montgomery County dispatch and spoke with witnesses who described the robbery suspect and indicated which direction he had fled, say police.
Police noticed that a man, identified as Louis Handy, seemed to fit the description. Several of the witnesses positively identified him as the robber.
Polices searched Handy’s home and found what they believe to be the gun that he used and the clothes that he supposedly wore during the robbery. According to online court documents Handy is a Norristown resident.
He was brought to the Norristown Police Department. Detectives interviewed him and he also gave a statement admitting to the robbery.
According to online court documents, Handy faces charges of robbery - threat immediate serious injury and simple assault, among other charges.
According to police, he has a criminal history, and pled guilty to aggravated assault in 1998, robbery in 2006, conspiracy to theft in 2005 and drug violations in 1999.
“This arrest was a result of concerned citizens coming forward with helpful information along with good police work,” wrote police Lt. Michael Crescitelli in an email.