Police arrest Arby’s armed robbery suspect

Anthony S. Tate, 26

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police have arrested a man they believe robbed an Arby’s Tuesday afternoon.

The FWPD Gang and Violent Crimes Unit and Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Anthony S. Tate, 26, Fort Wayne, on one count of armed robbery.

Police were called to the Arby's  located at 403 E. Rudisill after reports of an armed robbery on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
Police were called to the Arby’s located at 403 E. Rudisill after reports of an armed robbery on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Police were called to the Arby’s, 408 East Rudisill Boulevard, at 2:50 p.m. on a reported armed robbery. According to police, a man entered the restaurant and displayed a handgun in his sweatshirt pocket. The suspect told employees to give him money and he left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Victims and witnesses were able to describe the suspect as having unique facial tattoos and police were able to identify the possible suspect as Tate.

According to Sgt. Todd Hammel, police located Tate’s getaway vehicle and then set up surveillance. They initiated a traffic stop on Tate shortly after 8 p.m. and took him into custody without incident.

Hammel said Tate was wearing clothes he apparently had on during the robbery and officers found a handgun inside a house he left.

Tate has an extensive criminal record and is currently out of jail on parole. Tate was charged in connection to the 2011 murder of William Fett, Jr. He was initially charged with murder, but reached a plea agreement and was sentenced to 8-years in prison in 2012. Court records indicate Tate was paroled in January.

 

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