Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested after chase

The Walgreens at State Boulevard and Wells Street was robbed Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man was arrested moments after police said he robbed a pharmacy and took police on a chase.

Fort Wayne Police were called around 12:15 p.m. to the Walgreens at 330 W. State Blvd., at the intersection with Wells Street, on a report of a robbery. Police said after the suspect made off with narcotics, a store employee followed him out of the store and called 911 with a description of his get-away car and location.

Douglas Wayne Diemer
Douglas Wayne Diemer

Police spokesman Michael Joyner said after police caught up with the vehicle, it initially sped off. Police eventually were able to make a felony stop of the vehicle in the 1200 block of Fairfield Avenue, Joyner said.

Douglas W. Diemer was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital, Joyner said. It’s not clear how he was injured. Diemer faces charges of robbery and resisting law enforcement, both felonies.

Joyner said officers saw Diemer toss at least one pill bottle from his vehicle during the case. It was recovered near the Sherman Street Bridge.