Armed robbery suspect arrested in Marion after police find him hiding in closet

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4 Fast Facts

  • Armed robbery reported Tuesday afternoon at Afena Credit Union in Marion
  • Suspect told tellers to “give me all you got”
  • When man escaped, witnesses got his license plate number
  • Police tracked the car and later found the suspect hiding in a closet

MARION, Ind. – Police in Marion arrested a man accused of robbing a credit union Tuesday afternoon after finding him hiding inside the closet of a trailer.

According to the Marion Police Department, officers responded to Afena Credit Union, 424 N. Bradner Ave., after the reported armed robbery around 3:10 p.m.

According to employees, a man entered the credit union, approached the counter and said, “Give me all you got.” Tellers complied, fearing the man was concealing a weapon. The man, who wore a bandana, dark glasses and camouflage hat to mask his appearance, took some cash and then left.

Witnesses told police they saw the man run out of the credit union and get into a red car. They managed to get the license plate number and police tracked the vehicle to the 100 block of West 4th Street, where it was parked in the back.

Police obtained and served a search warrant; they didn’t find anyone inside the home. However, they did locate clothes and money from the robbery. Subsequent tips led them to 2801 S. Stone Rd., where they found a man hiding in a closet inside a trailer.

They arrested Dustin Havens, 22, on a preliminary charge of armed robbery.

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