Police: Suspect caught after robbery spree

Magellan Steward's mug shot courtesy Allen County Sheriff's Department.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man who was a suspect in the robbery at Cap-n-Cork on Coliseum Boulevard was arrested over the weekend. Magellan Princeton Steward, 21, of Fort Wayne was arrested and charged with the robberies at five businesses in Fort Wayne over the past month.

According to police, these cases were solved because of information generated through Crime Stoppers. If anyone has information on a crime, they can contact Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP or (260) 436-7867.

Police said Steward robbed the following locations:

    • Tasty Pizza, located at 2727 West State Street, was robbed on October 26, 2014
    • S&V Liquors, located at 1205 East State Street, was robbed on November 7, 2014
    • Subway, located at 1518 Wells Street, was robbed on November 16, 2014
    • S&V Liquors, located at 6721 Bluffton Road, was robbed on November 17, 2014
    • Cap-n-Cork, located on 1425 North Coliseum Boulevard, was robbed on November 17, 2014

Steward was arrested Friday.  Police were serving an arrest warrant at an apartment listed for him.  Steward led officers on a chase, hiding behind a pickup truck in a nearby parking lot.

Steward admitted to robbing several fast-food restaurants and liquor stores since late October including the Subway in the 1500 block of Wells Street a week ago Monday.  Witnesses say Steward pulled a handgun from his waistband and demanded cash.  Same thing at the Cap-N-Cork on North Coliseum last Tuesday.  Witnesses there say he gave them five seconds to empty the drawer or he was going to kill them.  Officer Michael Joyner with the Fort Wayne Police Department says with this case they needed the public’s help to solve it.

“Clearly, he was not going to stop. He had four robberies in about four weeks time. There might be an additional robbery out there that we just can’t tie him to,” Officer Michael Joyner with the Fort Wayne Police Department explained.

Steward told police during an interview Friday that he robbed the stores because “It’s just life.”  He also said he was sorry for his actions and how it may have affected others.

Steward is being held in jail for a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.  He is due in court next Monday.

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