FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - An armed robbery that happened on Thursday evening results in the arrest of two suspects after an investigation by police.
In a report from public information officer Raquel Foster with the Fort Wayne Police Depatment, on Thursday, Sept. 30 at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 6100 block of N. Clinton Street in reference to a report of an armed robbery. The victim, a 29-year-old year old male, reported that he was in his vehicle in the parking lot of Washington Square when a male subject approached him, displayed a firearm, and demanded money from the victim. The victim reported a minimal cash loss and the loss of his cellular telephone.
At that same time, a second vehicle pulled into the parking lot of Washington Square. The suspect then approached the second vehicle. This vehicle was occupied by a 64-year-old father and 37-year-old son. The suspect opened the rear door of the car and climbed into the back seat. The suspect again displayed a firearm and demanded money. Upon seeing a squad car in the area, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot.
Witnesses reported to officers seeing a male fitting the description of the suspect, and a second subject running in the area, and then disposing of a firearm by throwing it under a vehicle that was parked in the roadway along Bethany Lane. The weapon, a black semi automatic assault rifle, was recovered by officers.
Officers conducted a perimeter search of the area and using night vision devices located one suspect who was in the wooded area just to the south of Bethany Lane and north of a school in that area where the suspect was attempting to hide.
The second suspect was apprehended on Friday, Oct. 1 in the 2400 block of Jacobs Creek Run. The investigation revealed that the second suspect arranged to meet the occupants of the second vehicle in the Washington Square Plaza, and that the second vehicle was the intended victim(s) of the armed robbery.
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