Statement issued Thursday by the Fort Wayne Police Department:
Date/Time of Incident: December 19, 2011 / 6:48 p.m.
Location of Incident: 1642 Wells Street
Victim: Wells Street Discount Grocery Store
Loss: Cash Loss
The Fort Wayne Police Department is presently investigating a robbery that occurred on December 19, 2011 at approximately 6:48 p.m. at the Wells Street Discount Grocery Store at 1642 Wells Street. Two male subjects reportedly entered the store, one brandishing a handgun and the other carrying a backpack - red and black in color. A customer was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and then the perpetrators demanded cash from the cashier. Upon obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the perpetrators fled the store on foot. A canine unit of the Allen County Sheriff Department assisted in the investigation; the track was unsuccessful and was terminated nearby.
Investigators have obtained still images from store surveillance and are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the two suspects in this investigation. Investigators believe that these two have perpetrated other similar robberies in the area. Anyone having information or anyone knowing the identity of either of these individuals is encouraged to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260 427-1222, or Crime Stoppers at 260 436-STOP, 260 436-7867.
Suspect Description (1): White male, 6' – 6'2", last seen wearing a grey-colored hooded sweatshirt with a dark colored coat over it, blue jeans and black shoes.
Suspect Description (2): Black male; last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, black-and-gray coat, a blue New York Yankees ball cap, black pants, and dark colored shoes.
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department