Suspect Taken Into Custody for Role in Multiple Burglaries

A man was taken into custody for his role to a string of burglaries in Paducah and the county. The man, was identified as 27 year-old Juan Diego Herrera. On Saturday afternoon, October 19, police say they were called to Kroger on Park Avenue for a report of two men fighting over a gun. When they arrived on scene, police say the men were gone but they did talk to an eyewitness at the scene. About 30 minutes later, police say they were sent to an area hospital to talk to a stabbing victim, who told officers a man tried to rob him in the parking lot of Kroger on Park Ave. The stab victim told police that he had been at another store and noticed a man behind him in line. He said he went to Kroger and the man got into the passenger side of his car and demanded money. Police say the man stabbed the victim with something, and the victim managed to push him out of the car. Through the eyewitness account and the victim’s statement, police say they identified Juan Herrera as the robber. They said further investigation linked him to two robberies in Paducah on Oct. 4, 2019. According to police, the first robbery was at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4. A man told police he was home alone on North 31st Street when someone knocked on the door. When he opened the door, the victim said a man pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The victim gave the robber his wallet, which contained all the earnings from a paycheck he had just cashed. Approximately 40 minutes later police say they were called to El Sazon on Jackson Street. They say an employee told them a man entered the back of the restaurant, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The employee ran to the front of the restaurant and the robber fled. When police interviewed the suspect he admitted police say Herrera admitted to the multiple robberies and the burglary. Additionally, they said evidence was found in his home that linked him to the robberies.

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