For Immediate Release
September 25, 2016
Armed Robbery Investigation
Time: 4:36 AM
Location: 4077 Hessen Cassel Rd.
Three Rivers Apartments
On Sunday, 09/25/2016, at approximately 4:36 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department was actively investigating several armed robberies that occurred throughout the city. Officers received information the suspects were inside an apartment within the Three Fountains Apartment complex located at 4077 Hessen Cassel Road. Officers arrived at the complex and located the suspect vehicle parked in front of an apartment. Evidence at the scene indicated the suspects were inside the apartment.
Officers made repeated attempts to make contact with the suspects and encourage them to exit the apartment peacefully. The suspects failed to comply and refused to exit the apartment. At approximately 10:20 AM, the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to assist reference the armed robbery suspects refusing to exit the apartment.
EST members attempted to verbally order the suspects out of the apartment via a loud speaker. Once again, the suspects failed to respond. In an attempt to motivate the suspects to exit, EST members deployed a flash bang outside of the apartment. At approximately 12:27 PM, all five subjects complied with verbal commands and exited the apartment. They were all detained without incident.
The subjects were transported to police headquarters for an interview with Detectives. Detectives hope the interviews will determine what role, if any, the subjects played in the armed robberies. The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office will determine if any of the subjects are criminally charged in connection with the armed robberies.
Nearby neighbors were evacuated from their apartments for their safety during this lengthy investigation. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. There are no additional details at this time.
Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department