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The Lafayette Police investigate two robberies on the early morning hours of September 20th. The Marathon gas station in the 900 block of Ferry Street reported an armed robbery at 3:15 am and about 10 minutes later the Friendly Market in the 3100 block of Underwood Street also reported an armed robbery. There were no injuries at either robbery.
Detectives investigated the case by reviewing evidence and case facts. Police arrested 23-year-old Zachary Whitus of Lafayette for Robbery and Theft.
The case has been turned over to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1200 or the anonymous We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.
Lt. Scott Galloway / Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.