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Fort Wayne police reports

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 8:37 am

Burglar found easy money at drive-through window

A burglar helped himself at a restaurant drive-through window.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department an officer responded to a burglary call at around 11:59 p.m. Sunday at Wendy's at 1021 Clinton St. When he arrived he was told by the night manager that at around 11:50 p.m., the manager came out of the restroom and an employee told him she noticed the drive-through window where the cash register was open and closed it. He discovered money was missing from the drawer. The window should have been closed and locked and he had no suspect information.

The officer replayed the security footage from two separate cameras and discovered a possibly 40 year-old man walking through the parking lot had walked up to the drive-through window, reached in and taken money out of the register. It happened very quickly and the officer couldn't decide if the man had forced the window open.

They checked the area for the suspect and requested that the manager have the day manager make a copy of the tape.

Man rested upstairs while burglars made off with laptop and cash

A man's Arlington Avenue home was burglarized while he was upstairs early Monday morning.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department an officer responded to a 911 hang-up call at 4:04 a.m. When the officers arrived they found the front door was unlocked and slightly ajar. The officer went to the back door and tried to open it to allow the other officer to enter that way and noted the back door was locked with a dead bolt in place. He said the dead bolt was stuck so he gave up and continued going through the house.

When they had cleared inside they talked to the homeowner who had been upstairs, and he said all he had heard were low voices whispering and could not make out what they said. The homeowner realized his laptop and bag were missing. He had also left a wallet sitting on the edge by the stairs and that was missing, too.

The back gate from the yard, which faces the Friendly Fox restaurant, had been left open and a man said he has seen two men riding bikes away from that area. One had said hello and the other one had a black back slung over his shoulder.

The homeowner found his missing wallet on the back patio table but his cash and PNC bank card were missing. The keys to his house and car were also missing. Officers noticed a glass back storm door had been propped open and there were fingerprints on the inside of the door. It was unknown at that time if these were the homeowner's prints or the burglars'.

Armed robber gets money but no smokes at Dollar General store

The Dollar General Store at 6101 N. Clinton St. was robbed Sunday evening.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department an officer responded to a call at 9:02 p.m. According to a woman who said she had been robbed she was standing behind the counter when a man entered the front door. Another employee who had been sitting and counting her cash drawer said the man had a black 9mm handgun and began yelling “give me everything you got" and, “don't look at me, and get the money out.”

The robber told the woman, who was standing, to get behind the register and give him all the money; he also asked for Newport cigarettes and had her unlock the cigarette case, but they were low on that brand and she believes the man didn't take any. The man then fled the store and a witness standing outside described the vehicle the man drove away in as a grey/white Ford Taurus.