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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:00 am

2 face charges in robberies in Allen, Noble

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

Two Fort Wayne men tied to the armed robbery of a New Haven pizza restaurant and two other robberies in Kendallville are facing felony charges in Allen County.

Antonio D. Wilson, 21, and Jordan Street, 20, robbed the Papa John's store at gunpoint July 5, taking about $740, according to court documents filed Tuesday in Allen Superior Court. They also held three workers in the back of the restaurant until a safe was opened before forcing them into a vehicle to be driven from the scene, a probable cause affidavit alleges.  

Wilson is charged with armed robbery, and Street is charged with kidnapping, criminal confinement and armed robbery.

They also are charged in Noble County with robberies July 8 and 9 of a Subway and a Little Caesars, respectively.

Quandeja Whitt, 20, is charged in the Kendallville robberies. The affidavit said she and Jordan plotted to rob the New Haven store, but she has not been charged in Allen County, court records said.

Two masked men can be seen on video taken from a surveillance camera walking into Papa John's about 11 p.m., Detective James Krueger of the New Haven Police Department wrote in court documents. Street pointed the gun at employees, who took money from cash drawers and placed it into the bag, Krueger said. 

The workers were held at gunpoint while the safe, which was on a 15-minute timer, was opened. It was empty, investigators said, and the employees were forced into a vehicle and driven to a nearby mobile home park, where Whitt was waiting for them, court documents said. 

A Kendallville police officer told Krueger on July 9 the three had been arrested, and Wilson reportedly provided details about the crimes to investigators the next day.

Wilson told police Whitt and Street picked him up July 5 in a white Chevy Impala and gave him a mask, gloves and a shirt.

“Antonio said Quandeja and (Street) had everything planned out,” the affidavit said. 

Police searched the Impala and found $356, 9 mm ammunition, latex gloves and a stolen rifle.

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