For Immediate Release
January 11, 2019
Bank Robbery Investigation
Date: January 11, 2019
Time: 3:59 pm
Location: 900 Block of West State Blvd
Suspect(s): Male (Black) Large Build and dark complexion
On Friday January 11, 2019 shortly before 4:00 pm Officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Flagstar Bank in the 900 block of West State in reference to a reported armed robbery.
Initial information Officers received while responding was that a male, black subject had produced a note and handed it to the teller and then had fled out of the bank and was last seen running across Sherman Street to the East and into the alley behind the Dairy Queen.
Upon Officers arrival on scene they spoke with witnesses inside the bank and were advised that it appeared as though the suspect was wearing sort type of a disguise and handed a note to the teller requesting the money. The suspect did obtain an undisclosed amount of money from the bank. A K9 was called into the scene to attempt to track since the suspect had fled on foot. The K9 tracked to a point where there was no viable odors for the K9 to track. It was at this time that Officers were advised by a witness that a subject matching the description of the suspect had gotten into a full size black in color vehicle and the vehicle then fled the area.
Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians were called to the scene to further investigate the incident and attempt to gather more information that would assist them in this investigation. Detectives are working to obtain Images of the suspect from inside the bank that can be released as soon as possible.
Detectives are asking that anyone that has any additional information regarding this incident to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1201 or Allen County Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.
This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.
Officer Mark A. Bieker
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department