(8-21-22) The Van Wert Police Department is looking for the man responsible for an arm robbery at the Pak-A-Sak North (800 N. Washington St.) convenience store.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Saturday officers responded to the scene and found a 74-year-old Fort Wayne man who had purchased a lottery ticket and had collected his winnings from the store clerk. After leaving the store, an unknown male suspect, attacked the victim and robbed him of his winnings before fleeing.

The victim was transported to Van Wert Health by the Van Wert Fire Department and was later released.

The suspect is described:

  • a black male
  • approximately 5-8
  • 250 pounds.
  • wearing a blue Michigan Wolverine shirt
  • black and gray sweatpants
  • gold chain necklace

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to contact the Van Wert Police Department at 419.238.2462.