Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Fort Wayne police believe that three robberies in the Summit City may be related.
The Fort Wayne Police Department is currently investigating three robbery incidents that occurred on March 24th. Investigators have obtained video captured from store surveillance cameras and are asking for help in identifying and locating the suspects.
At 6:54 a.m. there was an attempted robbery at the Burger Dairy on St. Joseph Blvd. A male subject entered the store and approached the counter acting as if he had a weapon in his hand and uttered a demand for money. The clerk opened the register but then reportedly noticed that the perpetrator was holding what appeared to be an empty plastic bag. The clerk then closed the cash drawer and obtained a firearm that is kept in the store and chased the would-be robber out of the store.
Another attempted robbery occurred at 8:35 a.m. at the Subway on Stellhorn Rd. A restaurant employee heard the front door alarm go off and observed a male subject with his face covered behind the counter. The frightened employee then attempted to flee through the rear of the restaurant but stopped when the possible get-away vehicle was spotted, occupied by a second subject. The employee retreated back into the store to call for help. No loss was reported.
Then at 10:16 a.m. the Dollar General on Coliseum Blvd. a male subject approached the register with what appeared to be a weapon in his hand, and a plastic bag over his hand and the weapon as if to conceal it. The suspect then made a demand for money and threatened to kill the clerk if he did not receive the money. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses reported seeing a car fleeing the store parking lot and described it as a faded-red or maroon-colored vehicle with a gray-colored rear bumper.
The robbery suspect is described as a Male/Black; last seen wearing a tan-colored jacket (possibly a Carhartt style jacket), jeans and white-colored shoes.
Based on significantly similar suspect descriptions, investigators believe these three incidents have been perpetrated by the same individual(s).
If you any information about these incidents, call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.
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