Update: Suspect drops money before leaving convenience store following armed robbery


Update (1:58 p.m.)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville man has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery Wednesday morning.

Julien Hinton, 26, is charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, Evansville Police responded to the Star Market on Powell Avenue for an armed robbery.

According to the affidavit, the clerk says Hinton came in wearing a “doo rag” that covered his face with a handgun, demanding cash.

The clerk told police Hinton was a regular customer, who had come in earlier in the morning, then left and returned wearing the “doo rag” over his face.

Police say the clerk couldn’t remember the suspect’s name immediately after the robbery but picked up an old pamphlet (Our Times pamphlet) that has pictures of people with warrants. They say she pointed to Hinton’s picture on the pamphlet.

Police say the clerk gave Hinton rolled coins and some loose change from a shoebox under the counter.

According to the affidavit, Hinton put the money in a bag and left the store, dropping the bag as he left and getting away with nothing.

The clerk says she yelled, “I’m going to tell your daddy” as he left the store and thinks that’s why he dropped the bag, police say.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Hinton was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail, and is being held on a $50,000 bond.

He faces charges of Armed Robbery, Attempted Theft and Being a Habitual Criminal.

During a court appearance on Thursday, Hinton entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea.

His next court appearance is on September 12.

The clerk involved in the hold-up said that she was robbed about three years ago and the circumstances were almost identical, when a regular customer attempted to rob the store.

Original Story

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville man was arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with an incident Wednesday morning at the Star Market on East Powell.

Police said 26-year-old Julien Theodore Hinton walked into the store with a gun, demanded money, and then ran away.

No one was hurt.

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(This story was originally published on August 29, 2019)

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