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January 24, 2013

Three Rivers and Constantine apprehend suspects in armed robbery of Admiral station in Three Rivers

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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Three Rivers and Constantine police worked together to apprehend two suspects in an armed robbery at the Admiral gas station in Three Rivers and recover stolen money.

According to a news release from the Three Rivers Police Department, a 911 call was placed early Thursday morning (January 24th) reporting that an armed robbery had just occurred at the Admiral station on US-131 in Three Rivers.  Police officers from the city responded and gathered information, including a description of the suspect and the car he had been seen in.  Officers from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and Constantine Police Department joined the search for the suspects.  Approximately 20 minutes later, Constantine police spotted a car in Constantine matching the vehicle involved.  The officer made contact with the two individuals in the car.  As the Constantine officer was speaking with the subjects, Three Rivers officers attained a digital image of the suspect.

Officers were able to conclude that the subjects were involved and “affected an arrest on the subjects.”  Inside the car, officers found evidence of the crime including the money that was taken from Admiral.

According to the release, “Officers were successful in apprehending the suspects involved and recovered the stolen property due to a flawless flow of information between Three Rivers and Constantine police.  The professional working relationship shared closed a serious case less than one hour after the crime occurred.”

The 22-year-old female and the 28-year-old male who were arrested – both of Centreville – were lodged at the St. Joseph County jail without bond on robbery charges.



    very good work of both departments. keep up the good work.we all thank you …!!

  2. Todd Dibble

    The benefits of two towns’ forces knowing each other and communicating effectively. Well done to all involved!!!!!!

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