July 25, 2013

UPDATED: Police make arrest in rock shop robbery

Robber made off with unknown amount of cash.

by Mitchell Kirk Pharos-Tribune

---- — DELPHI — Police arrested an 18-year-old male suspected in the robbery of a rock shop Tuesday after cash and other valuables were taken from the business earlier that afternoon.

At about 12:13 p.m., someone entered Bill’s Rock Shop at 113 S. Washington St. and demanded money from the clerk, according to a press release issued by the Indiana State Police Lafayette District.

Police had stated early Tuesday afternoon the person was male, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and a mask and that no weapon was displayed during the robbery.

Kim Riley, a sergeant with the Indiana State Police, said the shop clerk was unable to recall any other details about the robber.

“She was pretty shook up over the whole thing and wasn’t too clear,” Riley said. “You just don’t expect to get robbed in a rock store very often.”

The robber made off with an unknown amount of cash, a blue bank bag and check books. He was last seen heading north on Washington Street on foot.

On Tuesday afternoon, investigators with the Indiana State Police Lafayette District, Delphi Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff’s Department were interviewing witnesses and following up on leads.

They arrested 18-year-old David A. Josleyn, Delphi, later Tuesday on a class C felony charge of robbery.

Police suspect the robbery was the work of one man working alone.

The joint investigation is continuing.