Report: Armed robber apologizes before running off with cash

Police cars sit outside the Marathon station in the 4300 block of N. Clinton St. as officers investigate a robbery there.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Sunday night.

Police were called to Eddie’s Quick Mart in the 4200 block of N. Clinton Street, near Coliseum Blvd., just before 11 p.m. There, a clerk told police that a white man with a bandana over his face and armed with a handgun had robbed the store.

The clerk said the man told him several times he wasn’t going to hurt him, but ordered him to put money in a bag. The suspect the told the clerk he was sorry before he ran off through a back door of the business, the report said.

He was described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, clothed in a gray or dark hoodie and jeans.

The suspect, described as a man with a bandana over his face and armed with a gun, was last seen running from the store.

A K9 track was not successful, the report said.

Officers were called to Dollar General on Bluffton Road on Sunday, December 4 on report of an armed robbery.
Officers were called to Dollar General on Bluffton Road on Sunday, December 4 on report of an armed robbery.

The robbery came on the same day a Dollar General was robbed in Fort Wayne.

Sunday night’s incident was the fourth reported armed robbery in three days. On December 2, a male suspect entered a Chase Bank and presented a note to the bank teller demanding cash. On December 3, 3 people were arrested in connection with a robbery at 1st Source Bank.