Admitted robber: ‘It’s just life’

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

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Twenty-one-year-old Magellan Steward sat in an interview room at the Fort Wayne Police Department and cried as he confessed to robbing five businesses in the city.

According to affidavits for probable cause, Steward stole more than $2,200 from the businesses from October 26 to November 17 of 2014. Police say he hit Tasty Pizza, S&V Liquors, Subway and Cap n’ Cork.

Steward was arrested November 21, and faces charges on five counts of robbery. During an interview he admitted to all five robberies and told police “it’s just life.” An officer asked him what he wanted to say to the people he robbed. Steward continued to cry and replied, “I apologize for my actions and how they affected (those who I robbed) in any way.”

Court documents indicate that Steward would enter a location with a gun and demand money from the person at the cash register. He threatened death and told multiple cashiers they only had a few seconds to give up the money.

After Steward allegedly robbed Cap n’ Cork, police released a video showing the robbery and asked for the public’s help identifying the man in the video. A short time later, Crime Stoppers received a tip which led to the arrest of Steward.

The following is a breakdown of each robbery according to court documents:

  • October 26– $800 was reported stolen from Tasty Pizza
  • November 7– $400 to $500 was reported stolen from S&V Liquors
  • November 11—About $400 to $440 was reported stolen from S&V Liquors
  • November 16– $264 was reported stolen from Subway
  • November 17– $400 was reported stolen from Cap n’ Cork

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