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Police: Suspect leaves store after being told ‘no’ to robbery request

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect caught on video.

According to 24-Hour News 8 sister station, WANE, the robbery took place on Thursday, January 14 at 9:35 p.m. at the Walgreens located at 222 East Pettit Avenue.

A store clerk told police she was doing some cleaning when the man came to the register to buy some items while talking on his cell phone.

After he went to grab a six-pack of beer, the suspect passed a note to the clerk indicating that this was a robbery and to give him everything or he would kill her. The clerk told police she didn’t take the note seriously and when the suspect put his hand in his pocket as if he was armed, she told him “no.”

He then grabbed the items he had gathered and left the store.

He’s described as being 6 feet tall, with thick dreadlocks and he weighed about 200 pounds.

Anyone who might be able to identify the person in the video is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

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