You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Wells teacher quits; criminal count filed
    A criminal case was opened Tuesday against a Bluffton High School teacher amid allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student, authorities said. Math teacher Joshua L.
  • Second man charged in 2 robberies
    The second of two Fort Wayne men accused of robbing a person at gunpoint, and possibly another the same night in July, was charged Wednesday. Kenneth J.
  • Bizarre crash onto freeway kills driver, closes I-469
    NEW HAVEN – A man was killed Wednesday after the truck he was driving on a rural road crashed through a guardrail, ramped onto an interstate and overturned.
Advertisement
Courtesy Allen County Sheriff’s Department

Woman in holdup at drugstore sought

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in catching a woman who robbed a customer in a drugstore north of Fort Wayne.

The woman, armed with a handgun, came into the Walgreens, near Tonkel Road and Indiana 1, about 8:30 p.m. Friday, and she demanded money from a cashier, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said.

After the cashier was unable to open the register, the woman pointed the gun at a customer behind her and demanded her purse. The victim handed over the purse, which held cash and credit cards, and the robber fled the store, the department said.

The robber was described as in her early 20s and white with brown or blond hair. She stood 5-foot-3, had a lip or eyebrow piercing and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, black yoga pants, white tennis shoes and “a lot of eye makeup,” the department said.

The store’s surveillance system captured images of the woman, and they were released to the news media Tuesday. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call detective David Schmidt at 449-7466.

Advertisement