Police: Suspect admits to robbing Van Wert gas station

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Mug shot of Taylor Vannett taken in 2019 courtesy the Van Wert Police Department.

VAN WERT, Ohio (WANE) – The Van Wert Police Department took less than 24 hours to make an arrest in the robbery of a gas station Tuesday night.

The robbery took place at the Lassus Handy Dandy BP gas station at 885 N. Washington St. around 7:30 p.m.

Police were able to get a good description of the robber and following what was described as a well-coordinated effort between several police departments they nailed down a suspect.

Taylor Vannett, 21, was located in Defiance, Ohio. Police say he confessed to the robbery. He faces a felony charge of armed robbery.

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