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Tuesday, February 06, 2018 12:30 pm

Robbery getaway driver charged

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne man is charged in federal court with robbing or serving as the getaway driver in four robberies of businesses from November to January.

Lonnie J. Gardner, 30, wore a fake beard and showed a gun when he robbed the Fort Financial Credit Union Branch inside Meijer Jan. 5, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne. Gardner allegedly drove another man – who is not identified in court documents – from robberies Nov. 18 and Jan. 10 and 21 of Walmart Money Centers in Fort Wayne and Auburn.

Together, the men netted nearly $11,000 from the robberies, investigators said. 

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