Suspect in flower shop burglary arrested

International Designs flower shop on Goshen Avenue.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The owner of a Goshen Avenue flower shop said a man who robbed his business has been arrested.

Police released this picture of a robbery suspect at International Designs Florist on Goshen Ave.

Curt Young reached out to NewsChannel 15 Tuesday after cameras at International Designs caught a robber in action Monday.

The armed man emptied the cash register and a worker’s purse before apologizing. According to a police report, he told the worker his kids were dying. He then ran off across Goshen Avenue on St. Mary’s Ave.

Police released images of the robber from the video.

Young said the department got several tips, which ultimately led to the suspect’s arrest. He has not yet been identified.