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Six weeks after being robbed at work, Jonesboro man robbed, cut at home

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

In the last six weeks, one Jonesboro man has been robbed twice.

The first time, he was at work, delivering a pizza.

The most recent incident happened this weekend at his home.

John Holloway and his two children were at home Saturday getting ready for bed when Holloway told his son to lock the door.

"I don't know if he heard me, I don't know if it was already locked and he accidentally unlocked it," Holloway said.

Regardless, it was unlocked. At 2 a.m. Holloway said he heard the front door knob turn.

"It makes a squeaky noise and when it turned, I immediately got up out of the bed and closed the bedroom door because I wanted to protect my kids," Holloway said.

Holloway, who is a former member of the military, said when he went into the living room, he came face to face with an intruder.

"He had a knife in his right hand," Holloway said.

Holloway said he punched the man in the head twice and the suspect went to his knees.

"As he was going down, that's when he got the knife and went down my calf," Holloway said. "He gutted the side of my calf."

Holloway had to get 20 staples in his leg.

Now he's concerned, not just for the safety of his children, but for his own safety.

"I'll be dadgum, it looked like the same guy that robbed me at gunpoint just weeks prior," Holloway said.

Holloway said even though the man had a bandana covering his face, he had similar features to the man who robbed him when he was delivering a pizza on Melrose Street.

Holloway said if it is the same man, he has a message for him.

"Quit doing what you're doing because you will get caught and you will go to prison. That I promise, and God bless you," Holloway said. "I keep you in my prayers, I really do."

Holloway said he thinks the man spotted the car he used in the pizza delivery 6 weeks ago in his driveway and targeted his home. Holloway said the suspect also got away with $150 that was sitting on a desk in his living room.

He said in the coming weeks, he plans on becoming a truck driver and moving from his current home.

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