Fort Wayne Police have cracked down and made arrests in the recent string of robberies.
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Historically, Robbery cases tend to have a low solvability rate for a number of reasons, but the recent arrests have police optimistic that they will be able close more robbery cases in the future.
"Over time you will begin to formulate a picture and it will narrow you down and lead you to a suspect," said Sergeant Mark Brooks with the Fort Wayne Police Department.
As of late the pieces have fallen into place for The Fort Wayne Police Department as they have arrested several people for their involvement in recent robberies. Brooks says one reason robberies have such low solvability rates is due to the shock and fear victims face.
"Robberies are obviously violent crimes and it's a crime that often puts people at risk of bodily harm. Robberies can easily turn into homicides," said Brooks.
Julius Lawson was arrested for robbing the U.S Post Office Branch on Hessen Cassel road back on December 19.
Also, 28-year-old Adam bigger was arrested for attempting to rob the Chase Bank on Coldwater on the December 21.
Two arrests were made after a pizza delivery worker was allegedly robed at gun point. Brooks says the reward often times doesn't outweigh the risk.
"For the average robbery case that we have the amount of money obtained vs. the risk involved and the risk to people its not profitable venture," said Brooks.
Anonymous tips from Crime Stoppers along with work from detectives led police to the recent arrests.