Police Chase Man After Armed Robbery At Family Video (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive
By Stephanie Parkinson - 21Alive

September 3, 2013 Updated Sep 3, 2013 at 5:29 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- A police chase ended with an arrest Tuesday morning. The foot chase happened just minutes after a nearby Family Video store was robbed at gunpoint.

21 Alive caught the action exclusively on camera. To see the video of the chase, and the arrest click the video window inside this story.

According to Fort Wayne Police the Family Video store at Goshen Road and Sherman Blvd. was robbed around 11 a.m. A female employee was inside the store when the man came in with a shotgun and demanded cash. She gave him what he asked for. Nobody was hurt, and the man left the store.

After the call came in, FWPD officers and detectives immediately began to search the areas near the crime scene. That's when they spotted a man, stopped to speak with him and he took off running. He was eventually arrested behind a home in the 1100 block of Irene Avenue. FWPD have confirmed the man arrested is the same man who is suspected in the Family Video robbery.

Hayley Delong was in her back yard while the police chase was happening. She says she was very concerned when she saw what was going on.

"Like I came out back and I heard the cops screaming. I ran outside and all I seen was the guy, the dog had the guy on the ground. I mean, and then I seen cops running everywhere and I, like don't know what to think," said Hayley Delong, witnessed police chase.

Police say the man was able to get away with cash, but it's unknown exactly how much.




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