Suspect in a string of robberies picked up for Walgreens hold up

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say that a man who was picked up for an armed robbery yesterday at the Walgreens on North Coliseum Boulevard is the man wanted for a string of robberies at local gas stations.

Police say 51-year-old Daryl Sawyer was taken into custody after holding up the Walgreens and fleeing on foot to a nearby Taco Bell.

That’s where officers found him with a loaded gun that may have been the same as the one used in a string of recent robberies.

FWPD officials released the following:

Officers responded to a reported Armed Robbery at 2410 N. Coliseum Boulevard (Walgreens). A male black subject wearing a surgical mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, black ballcap, and blue shorts entered the business and pointed a gun at the female clerk. The male subject took cash from the register and fled the store on foot towards Mike’s Car Wash. Officers were quickly in the area and began to search for the suspect. The suspect was located in the rear of Taco Bell (2020 N. Colisem Blvd.) and was taken into custody without incident. Cash and a loaded firearm were recovered at the apprehension location.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say they are investigating a string of robberies that began on May 22. Police think the same man is responsible in each case.

Police say during each robbery, he was armed with a long-barreled revolver. According to the FWPD, he would not hesitate to point the weapon at cashiers.

He has always worn a long dark blue coat with a hood with white paint stains, police said. He also wears a surgical mask. He appears to somehow get away from scenes in a vehicle but police have no idea what kind.

FWPD officials released the following:

The Fort Wayne Police Department is currently investigating three robberies that have occurred since May 22, 2022 involving the individual in the included photos. He has been armed with a long barreled revolver which he hasn’t hesitated to point at cashiers. He has always worn a dark blue, hooded, long coat with white paint stains and a surgical mask. He appears to be mobile but I have no vehicle description.


Male Black


Late 40’s to early 60’s


Armed with black revolver w/ long barrel

22F052343 – May 22, 2022, Phillips 66, 1415 N Coliseum Blvd @ 1423 hrs.

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