MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) - A 26-year-old Monticello man is sitting behind jail bars Wednesday after being tracked down as a robbery suspect.
The Monticello Police Department (MPD) says just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a report came in of an attempted robbery at the Supertest Gas Station (100 S. Railroad St.) in Monticello.
Then, just a little more than 90 minutes later at 3:03 a.m., another 911 call came in, reporting a robbery at the Family Express Gas Station (112 N. Sixth St.) in Monticello.
In both cases, the suspect was described to officers as a white male wearing a black hoodie and a dark-colored hat who demanded money from the attendants.
MPD says no weapon was displayed and no one was injured at the Supertest robbery, and after the attendant refused to give the man money he ran away.
The suspect, however, did reportedly display a knife during the incident at the Family Express. In this case the attendant did hand over some cash from the register, after which the man left with the money and other items from the store. No one was injured in this case, either.
A witness reported to officers seeing a purple and silver Ford F-150 leaving the Family Express Gas Station at the time of the robbery.
Twenty minutes after the Family Express robbery, the vehicle matching that description was spotted and stopped by a White County sheriff's deputy in Monticello.
The driver and suspect, 26-year-old Anthony S. Brown, was arrested for robbery (a Class B felony) and is being held in the White County Jail with a $50,000 bond.
MPD says the incidents are still being investigated.
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