Five people were taken into custody, suspected in three separate robberies in South Bend.
The crimes happened on Monday night, Feb. 6.
Officers with the South Bend Police Department responded to the robberies in the 100 block of Chicago Street, 2800 block of South Michigan Street and 400 W. Madison Street.
Officers responding to the scene of the robbery on S. Michigan Street stopped three juveniles in a nearby neighborhood. The juveniles matched a description given by the victim and were found to be in possession of the victim’s property, according to a police report. All three juveniles were detained at the Juvenile Justice Center for the offense of robbery. The victim was later treated at Memorial Hospital of South Bend for minor injuries sustained during the robbery.
Officers also responded to a robbery in the 100 block of Chicago and, while there, observed a vehicle matching the description used by the suspects at the intersection of Olive & Western Avenue.
Upon stopping the vehicle, officers located evidence of the robbery, a firearm, and a quantity of narcotics.
The vehicle and occupants were later identified as the suspects in this robbery.
These two individuals were arrested and charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm and possession of controlled substances. During the course of this investigation it was determined that these same suspects were responsible for an earlier robbery that had occurred in the 400 block of W. Madison Street.