Third armed robbery reported in the Tri-State in less than 24 hours

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UPDATE 7:16 p.m: Law enforcement tells us a suspect has been arrested and is being questioned at the federal building. 

ELBERFELD, Ind. (WEHT) – Authorities are now investigating the third armed robbery in the Tri-State in less than 24 hours. The most recent one happened at the Chuckles in Elberfeld around noon on Friday.

The description of the suspect in the Elberfeld robbery matches the descriptions given for two other robberies in Evansville. Police have not said the robberies are connected.

Evansville Police stayed busy Thursday night and Friday morning with two armed robberies.

Evansville Police say a robbery took place at a gas station in Evansville around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Pollack Avenue. Another robbery happened at the Circle K on Boeke and Riverside around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

“We feel they are both connected,” said Evansville Police Dept. Sgt. Nick Winsett. “Both the clerk’s described the same male, both had a rifle in both robberies and had a get away car waiting we feel they are connected.”

Evansville Police say the man ran off and officers have been using surveillance video in an attempt to identify him and to trace his steps.

No one was injured in either robbery in Evansville — but the man apparently was not finished.

Around noon Friday, Warrick County sheriff’s deputies responded to a robbery at the Chuckles in Elberfeld. The description of the robber is the same as the man who robbed two stores in Evansville.

“The description of the suspect in the vehicle, they had left the scene before we got here that description it leads us to believe it could be tied or involved with the same one from last night early morning in Evansville,” said Warrick County Sheriff Mike Wilder. “That’s still to be determined but we are leaning that way but as of now that’s about all the details we have.”

This is a developing story and will be updated once information becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 14, 2020)

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