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  • Courtesy Fort Wayne Police Department Police are looking for these men, seen in surveillance images, in connection with a robbery at Belmont Beverage, 1414 E. Tillman Road, on Jan. 3.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:00 am

Suspects in robbery sought

Journal Gazette

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

Officers were called to the store about 10:40 p.m. Jan. 3.

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. She said she then grabbed a phone and ran into the cooler area to call police, a police report said.

One suspect was wearing a black jacket, gray shirt and blue jeans, the report 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 man wanted, she heard someone tell him it was time to go. The man behind the counter grabbed some cigarettes and left, the report said.

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

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