HAMILTON COUNTY (WISH) - The man who police say robbed two gas stations in Hamilton County Friday morning is in custody.
Police say Jacob Hansel, 32, robbed a Circle K after midnight at 106th Street and College Avenue
The worker there said Hansel apologized during the robbery.
But two and a half hours later -- they say he struck again -- another gas station was robbed at 96th Street and College Avenue
Officers searched for several hours with the help of K-9s.
Officers found Hansel thanks to an alert homeowner, who saw him in their backyard.
Police say Hansel tried to flee, but officers arrested him at gunpoint.
They say they also found a work truck from Hansel's job nearby.
This isn't his first run-in with police.
Tonight at 10 p.m. on MyINDY-TV 23 and WISH-TV at 11 p.m., 24-Hour News 8’s Brooke Martin is investigating Hansel's criminal past.
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