K-9 track leads to $10 bill after robbery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne police are looking for a man who robbed a Big Lots early Sunday morning.

According to Fort Wayne Police Department spokesperson Jason Anthony, officers were called to the Big Lots located at 3958 W. Jefferson Blvd around 7:15 a.m.

Anthony said it appeared that two employees were going to work when an armed man approached them in the Big Lots parking lot. The man ordered the employees to open the department store and give him money.

Big Lots sits off in the distance in this view from the parking lot at Burlington Coat Factory, where a single $10 bill was discovered after a robbery at Big Lots.
Big Lots sits off in the distance in this view from the parking lot at Burlington Coat Factory, where a single $10 bill was discovered after a robbery at Big Lots.

Police said he left on foot towards the Burlington Coat Factory across the street. A K9 officer was able to track a scent to the Burlington, where a $10 bill was found in the parking lot. However, that’s where the track ended.

Police described the robber as a skinny, black male in his early 20s. His face was covered and he was wearing all black, excepted he wore one black and one blue glove. He was carrying a black handgun.

An exact amount of money that was taken from Big Lots was not available.

No injuries were reported.

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