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  • Courtesy Fort Wayne Police Department:: These men are suspects in the Jan. 3 robbery of Belmont Liquors, 1414 E. Tillman Road, city police said.Courtesy Fort Wayne Police Department: These men are suspects in the Jan. 3 robbery of Belmont Liquors, 1414 E. Tillman Road, city police said.

  • Courtesy Fort Wayne Police Department: These men are suspects in the Jan. 3 robbery of Belmont Liquors, 1414 E. Tillman Road, city police said.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:37 pm

Police seeking liquor store robbery suspects

The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police are looking for two men who are suspected of robbing Belmont Liquors, 1414 E. Tillman Road.

Officers were called to the store around 10:40 p.m. Jan. 3 on the report of an armed robbery, a statement from police said.

An employee told police that while she was busy helping a customer, she heard screaming from the register area and saw a man behind the counter yelling at another employee. The victim said she grabbed a phone and ran into the cooler area to call police.

One suspect was wearing a black jacket, gray shirt and blue jeans, the statement said. Police were able to determine from surveillance video that the other suspect was the one being helped by the employee at the time of the robbery.

The employee behind the counter told police the man put a gun to her head and demanded she open the cash register. After the victim did what the suspect wanted, she heard someone tell the man it was time to go. The suspect behind the counter grabbed some cigarettes and left.

The victim behind the counter was able to see the suspects leaving the scene driving a full-size van.

Anyone with information about the two suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.