Victim says he was robbed late-afternoon in downtown Fort Wayne

A male victim said he was robbed late Tuesday afternoon at Clay and Wayne streets.

The victim arrived at 6:04 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Police Department, 1 E. Main St., to report an armed robbery. According to a police report, the victim said the following occurred:

He was walking south on Clay and getting ready to cross Wayne when he walked past a male going northbound on Clay.

He noticed the northbound male then turned around and began to follow him. He then ran up to the victim and stuck something up to his back. The victim said he never saw what the object was, but he could feel a sharp point as if the subject was holding a knife. The victim said he was uninjured.

The victim said the male told him, “empty your pockets” and “give me everything you got.” The victim then handed over his wallet and cell phone to the male, who took off running toward Lafayette. The victim followed at a distance to see if he could find where the robber was going, but he lost the robber around the area of Lafayette and Main Street.

He described the robber as possibly Hispanic, with tan skin, in his late 20s or early 30s with a muscular build, about 6 feet, 1 inches tall, and weighing about 180 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt with the word “EAGLE” written in all-capital black letters on the front as well as blue basketball shorts and white tennis shoes.

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