Attempted Bank Robbery Investigation / 1802 Inwood Dr., Freedom Financial FCU
For Immediate Release: November 18, 2011
City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Alert Witness Thwarts Bank Robbery Attempt
Toddler Discovered in Get-Away Vehicle
Date/Time of Incident: November 18, 2011 / 9:52 a.m.
Location of Incident: 1802 Inwood Drive
Victim: Freedom Financial Federal Credit Union
Arrested: Molly M. Hutmacher, age 23, Fort Wayne
Charges: Neglect of a Dependent, D-Felony
Attempted Robbery, C-Felony
Arrested: Michael J. Boester, age 34, Fort Wayne
Charges: Attempted Robbery, C-Felony
Today, at approximately 9:52 a.m., the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 1802 Inwood Drive, Freedom Financial Federal Credit Union, reference a report of a possible bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that a male subject entered the bank and approached the counter and demanded money from the bank teller. An alert customer intervened and disrupted the robbery attempt, and then followed the suspect when he fled to a waiting ‘get-away’ vehicle in a nearby neighborhood.
The alert witness provided responding officers with a description of the suspect, a description of the suspect vehicle, and a possible license plate for the suspect vehicle. Registration information for the license plate was obtained and officers responded to a home in the 6400 block of Melville Drive. Just as the officers had anticipated, the suspect vehicle arrived to the home and the two adult occupants were taken into custody and transported to the Police Operations Center for questioning. The two were later transported to the Allen County Jail on robbery charges. A toddler, age 2, was discovered inside the ‘get-away’ vehicle and has since been released to family.
There were no injuries reported. This incident remains under investigation by the North East Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force. The task force is composed of members of the following law enforcement agencies: City of Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Sheriff Department, Indiana State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.