Police searching for suspect in robbery try, bank holdup

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) Police in New Haven are searching for a man who detectives believe tried to rob a Dollar General then successfully held up a bank in New Haven with 30 minutes of one another.

Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a Dollar General and reportedly held up a 1st Source Bank in New Haven on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the Dollar General store at 425 S.R. 930 on a report of an attempted armed robbery. New Haven Police said the white man walked in and asked the clerk for cigarettes, then demanded money from the cash register.

The man said he had a gun and would shoot her, police said. The suspect ultimately left without any cash, though, but said he would be back, police said.

The man was described as a white man, 40 years old, with no teeth and dressed in a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a “beanie” style hat. He reportedly drove off in a dark-colored vehicle.

A half-hour later, police were called around to the 1st Source Bank at 902 Lincoln Highway East on a report of an armed robbery. There, police said a man walked in the branch and handed the teller a note, demanding money. He walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove off in a dark-colored vehicle, possibly driven by a woman.

An armed robbery was reported at the 1st Source Bank at 902 Lincoln Highway East a half-hour after police were called to the Dollar General store at 425 S.R. 930 on a report of an attempted armed robbery.

Police said the suspect matched the description as the man in the first incident.

New Haven Police said in a news release issued just before 4 p.m. that the suspect vehicle had been found and is in the custody of the New Haven Police Department. The suspect, though, has not been located.

If anyone has any information regarding the identity of the suspects they are encouraged to contact the New Haven Police Department at (260) 748-7080 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.