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Police and fire


Robber holds up Arby's on Rudisill Boulevard

Several Arby's employees were interrupted while counting cash from the register Wednesday night when a man entered the store with a plastic bag and handgun and demanded they give him money, police said.

Police responded to a call about an armed robbery at 8:53 p.m. at the Arby's restaurant at 408 East Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne police spokesman Jason Anthony said.

The man entered the store and approached employees at the front counter, Anthony said.

He pointed a handgun at the store manager and instructed employees to put the cash into a plastic bag. He then fled the store through the south door with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

No one was injured and no shots were fired, Anthony said.

The man was described as a 6-foot-1, black and weighing about 180 pounds with facial hair. He was wearing eyeglasses, blue jeans, a black beanie hat and white sweatshirt, police said.

A police dog attempted to track the man's path but the scent ended in the 500 block of Richardsville Avenue, Anthony said.

Witnesses in the area of Richardson Avenue said a white SUV was circling the area and left at a high rate of speed, police said. Anthony said it wasn't clear whether the SUV was connected to the robbery, but police would be investigating any possible connection.

The robbery remains under investigation as police worked Wednesday night to recover fingerprints and other evidence.