Robbery charge filed in credit-union theft
A Fort Wayne man has been charged in the Aug. 18 robbery of a Fort Wayne credit union, federal prosecutors said today.
Larry Ratliff, 46, was charged with one count of bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced.
Police have said a man approached a teller about noon at Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, 6210 W. Jefferson Blvd., said he had a weapon and demanded money. He fled with what prosecutors said was about $10,000 in cash in a white pickup truck, found still running several hours later in the rear of a nearby apartment complex.
The pickup truck was owned by an Indianapolis construction company and had been stolen from Indianapolis a few days before the robbery, prosecutors said. They said fingerprints belonging to Ratliff were recovered from inside the truck and a credit-union employee identified Ratliff.
The case was investigated by the FBI, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne police and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.