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Bank Robbery Investigation 6225 Stellhorn Road Chase Bank

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For Immediate Release

Contact: 260 427-1343

Office of Public Information

City of Fort Wayne Police Department 

Bank Robbery Investigation 

Suspect Apprehended Nearby 

 

Date / Time of Incident:   July 11, 2012 / 9:03 a.m.

Location of Incident:       6225 Stellhorn Road

Victim:                          Chase Bank

Arrested:                      Davion D. Brown, age 19, Yoder, Indiana

Charges:                      Armed Robbery, Class B-Felony 

 

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at approximately 9:03 a.m. the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 6225 Stellhorn Road, Chase Bank, reference a report of a bank robbery.  Upon arrival to the bank, it was reported to officers that a male subject entered the bank, brandished a firearm, and demanded money.  The suspect fled the bank and the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  There were customers inside the bank when the incident occurred and there were no injuries reported inside the bank.

Further information was received reference a suspect description and a possible escape route for the suspect which was reported to be westbound in the shopping plaza, possibly toward the Target store.  A store employee of Target reported to police officers on the scene that there was a male subject inside the store behaving suspiciously.  Officers quickly established a perimeter around the store while an off-duty Fort Wayne Police Officer, along with an Indiana State Police Trooper and Indiana-Purdue University Police Officer entered the Target store in search of the suspect.  The suspect was located and apprehended without incident inside the store.  There were several customers inside the store when this apprehension occurred and there were no injuries reported at the store. 

When the suspect attempted to flee inside the store from the off-duty officer, he also attempted to discard his weapon.  The weapon was later discovered to be a BB gun.  This item along with other evidence of the crime was recovered at the apprehension site.

This incident remains under investigation by the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the North East Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force.  This 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. 

Responding Agencies: Indiana State Police, Allen County Sheriff Department, Indiana-Purdue University Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Raquel Foster

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

 

 


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