Aldi customers in Indiana prevent robbery, pin suspect to floor

by: Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:

VALPARAISO, Ind. - Customers at an Indiana supermarket thwarted a would-be robber Friday night, pinning him to the floor until police arrived, the NWI Times reported.

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According to a news released from the Valparaiso Police Department, Thomas Powell, 36, of Hebron, Indiana, wore a mask when he entered an Aldi store and demanded money from a cashier.

Powell implied he had a weapon in his pocket, police said.

When police arrived, they found “five or six individuals” holding Powell to the floor. They handcuffed him and took him to jail, where he is being held on robbery charges.

All the money taken from the cashier was recovered, police said.

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Posted by Valparaiso Police Department on Friday, October 6, 2017


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