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Fort Wayne Police Briefs

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 8:20 am

Armed robbery at Valero gas station

The Valero gas station, 3730 Engle Road, was reportedly robbed early Monday.

According to a police report from the Fort Wayne Police Department, the store's cashier reported two men robbed her at gunpoint around 12:22 a.m. The officer reported the cashier's face was swollen and red from being "pepper sprayed" during the robbery.

According to the police report, the cashier said she was near the coffee machines when two men entered the store and approached the counter. The cashier said she approached the counter and saw one man was pointing a semiautomatic handgun at her.

The man with the handgun reportedly asked for money and a pack of cigarettes. Before the men left the store, the man without a gun sprayed the cashier's face with something. The cashier said the men were wearing dark clothing with hoods up.

The alleged robbers took money from both register drawers and left one drawer at the store. The cashier said two men had been in the store earlier in the evening and acted suspiciously, but she wasn't sure if those two men had been involved in the robbery.

Man reportedly robbed in parking lot Friday

A man was reportedly robbed and beaten in a parking lot near the Babylon nightclub Friday night.

Fort Wayne Police were called to the intersection of Calhoun and Darrow streets in reference to a robbery. According to the Fort Wayne Police report, a man who spoke to responding officers had minor cuts and scratches on his face.

According to the man, he and a friend had been at After Dark nightclub and then gone to Babylon. When he walked outside into the parking lot on the east side of the club, two other men reportedly approached him, with one of the men brandishing a black handgun.

The men reportedly demanded money were told the victim didn't have any, prompting the man with the gun to strike him in the face and knocking him unconscious. When he woke up he saw his wallet lying on the ground a few feet from him and his car was gone.

According to the report, the car was the only thing taken.

Man reportedly attempts robbery at Dairy Queen

A man reportedly attempted to rob the Dairy Queen, 8037 Coldwater Road, on Friday night.

According to a Fort Wayne Police Report, the employee working the drive through around 9:26 p.m. heard knocking on the window. When she looked up, there was a man tapping on the window with a gun, pointed in her direction.

The woman said she yelled and ran to hide in the bathroom, with the other employees hearing her scream and following her into the restroom. She described the man as wearing a black hat with a black bandana pulled up over his face.