TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Terre Haute police responded to several overnight armed robberies.
The first happened just before 1:00 Wednesday morning at the Marathon station located at 13th and Locust.
Police say the suspect was a black male, wearing a mask and a grey or black hoodie.
He showed a long rifle, said to resemble an army gun.
The suspect ran away.
Then about 10 minutes later, Terre Haute police were called to the Phillips 66 Jiffy on North 3rd Street.
Police say two black males robbed the store.
One was armed with an AK-47?, while the other had a handgun.
Police began chasing a suspect vehicle shortly after.
That chase led them through downtown Terre Haute.
At one point, the chase came right past our WTHI studios with police and the suspect’s vehicle heading in the wrong direction down Ohio Street.
The chase ended when the vehicle crashed behind Graham Grain on South U-S Highway 41.
Police arrested two suspects, but are still looking for a third.
The AK-47 and a large amount of money was found and taken by police.
Then at around 2:30 Wednesday morning, officers were called to yet another armed robbery.
This one happening at the Phillips 66 Jiffy on North Fruitridge, across from Terre Haute North Vigo High School.
We’re told a short white man, wearing a mask, pulled a pistol on the store employee.
He got away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was wearing a dark track suit.
So far, no arrest has been made in this robbery.
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