Decatur gas station robber linked to five other holdups


DECATUR, Ind. (WANE) A man robbed a Decatur gas station and convenience store early Wednesday and Indiana State Police believe he may be the same person who has held up gas stations and convenience stores elsewhere in Indiana and Michigan.

Decatur Police were called around 3:45 a.m. to Johnson’s Junction at 952 N. 13th St. on a report of an armed robbery there. Police told NewsChannel 15 that an unknown white male walked into the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded cash.

The man left with an unknown amount of cash, police said. No one was hurt.

The suspect was described as a white man, rough 5 feet, 10 inches tall. In surveillance photos, a man appears dressed in a grey shirt with black trim and jeans. He wore a dark blue mask.

Indiana State Police believe this same man robbed a Speedway in Auburn on October 9 as well as gas stations and convenience stores in Peru and Logansport on September 30 and in Portage, Michigan and Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 10.

Anyone with any information on the suspect or the incident is asked to call the Decatur Police Department at (260) 724-8646 or Adams County Crime Stoppers at (260) 223-2988.

State Police are urging employees of these types of businesses as well as customers and the general public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or suspicious people immediately.

Investigators ask anyone with information about any of these robberies to contact the Indiana State Police Post in Fort Wayne at either (800) 552-0976 (Indiana only) or (260) 432-8661. Anonymous tips will be accepted.

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