For Immediate Release

Armed Robbery

Date: May 23, 2023

Time: 12:05 am

Location: 2000 block of Broadway

Arrested: Curtis Branch III

Preliminary Charges: Robbery (level 3 felony), Unlawful carrying of a handgun (convicted felon) level 5 felony, and intimidation level 5 felony.


On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, around 12:05 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Broadway and Taylor St. reference a party armed call. The complainant told dispatch that she was just robbed at gun point. Patrol officers quickly responded to the scene, obtained the suspect’s description, and minutes later apprehended a male that matched the victim’s description on the 2000 block of Broadway. Soon after, the victim positively identified the apprehended male as the person that robbed her with a firearm. The victim told officers that she was afraid for her life during the robbery.

The incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sergeant J.C. Gutiérrez, FWPD 1769
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department