Police search for suspect in video game store robbery

Officers were called to the store around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Officers were called to the store around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A video game store on the city’s northeast side was held up late Wednesday.

Officers were called to the 6000 block of Stellhorn Road around 9 p.m. Wednesday on a report of an armed robbery.

A clerk at the store told police that he was working behind the counter when a man walked in and pointed a silver revolver at him, according to a police report. The clerk said at first he thought it was a joke, but then he noticed the man had a mask covering his face, the report said.

The clerk said the man demanded money from the drawer, and the clerk handed over cash. The clerk told police the man said the money was for his daughter and that he was sorry, the report said.

The man also grabbed a gaming system and a controller, the report said. The clerk said after the robbery, the suspect ran out of the back door of the store.

A K-9 track was attempted. It was not clear from the report whether it was successful or not.

In the report, the man was described as black, 6 feet, 2 inches, with a thin build and dressed in all dark clothing.