Fort Wayne police detain one for questioning in Antwerp robbery
Melinda Krick, Editor
Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:12 AM


Progress Editor

Fort Wayne police have detained a man for questioning for possible connection to an Antwerp bank robbery Wednesday. Officers apprehended the man, who was inside a car that fled from officers, just before midnight Wednesday.

An incident report provided by Fort Wayne Police Department shows an officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a gray-colored 2005 Chevy Impala, matching the description of a car believed involved an armed robbery of GenFed in Antwerp. After a brief pursuit, the car crashed into a garage in an alley off Swinney Avenue.

Two males ran from the vehicle. One man was taken into custody without incident. The second escaped on foot and remains at large.

Police public information officer Michael Joyner said that the individual, whose name has not been released, “is still being interviewed to see what involvement, if any, he had to the incident in Antwerp.” No arrest has been made.

Officers checked the area around the crash and recovered a cell phone and a weapon, according to the incident report.

The vehicle was verified as having been stolen and was towed from the scene. Authorities have not established whether it was the car used in the robbery early Wednesday.

Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers could not be reached for comment regarding any developments in the case.

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