A teenager from Yoder was arrested Wednesday morning and charged in connection with the robbery of a bank on the northeast side of Fort Wayne.
Davion D. Brown, 19, was captured inside a Target store near the Chase Bank, 6225 Stellhorn Road, that had been robbed a short time before his arrest. An off-duty Fort Wayne Police Department officer, an IPFW officer and an Indiana State Police trooper teamed up to capture Brown, according to a Fort Wayne Police news release.
Brown is charged with robbery, a Class B felony.
Fort Wayne Police were called to the bank shortly after 9 a.m., according to the release. They learned that a man had entered the bank, showed a firearm and demanded money, according to police. They said he ran from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Customers were inside the bank when the robbery occurred but no injuries were reported inside the bank, police said.
Other witnesses gave police more information for a description of the man and said he may have been headed west in the shopping center. An employee in Target told officers that a male subject inside the store was behaving suspiciously, according to the release.
Officers quickly set up a perimeter around the store while the three officers from the three police departments went inside to find him. They found the suspect and arrested him without incident, police said. Although several customers inside the store when this apprehension occurred no one at the store reported being hurt.
While in the store, the suspect also allegedly tried to ditch a weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun, according to the release.
This incident remains under investigation by the Allen County Prosecutor's Office and the Northeast Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force. The Allen County Sheriff's Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded after the robbery.