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Robbery Investigation/Barricade January 18, 2014

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For Immediate Release:  01/18/2014

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Officer Jason Anthony

Office of Public Information   

(260) 427-1343      






Incident Date:                   01/18/2014       

Incident Time:        

8:20 PM

Incident Location:  

3300 Bowser Avenue

Suspects:               Four Male/Blacks


On Saturday, 01/18/2014, at approximately 8:20 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Bowser Avenue reference an armed robbery.  The victim advised he exited his vehicle and was approached by four male/black suspects.  One of the suspects displayed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim’s personal belongings.  The four suspects fled the scene on foot southbound Bowser Avenue with the victim’s wallet and cell phone. 


Additional officers arrived in the area and began tracking the suspect’s footprints in the fresh snow.  The footprints led the officers to a residence in the 3500 block of Bowser Avenue.  Officers attempted to make contact with the subjects inside the residence and they refused to open the door or exit the residence.


At approximately 10:16 PM, the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to assist reference barricaded subjects.  At approximately 12:36 AM, four subjects inside the residence complied with verbal commands from EST members and exited the residence.  The subjects were detained without incident and no injuries were reported.  EST members cleared the interior of the residence and no other subjects were located inside.


The four subjects that exited the residence were all male/juveniles.  They were transported to the Detective Bureau for an interview.  At the conclusion of the interviews, Detectives will determine if the subjects played a role in the armed robbery.   


This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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