PIERCETON – Police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Lake City Bank branch in Pierceton that happened two days before Christmas.
Joshua R. Mort, 22, of 702 W. Tower St., Pierceton, was taken into custody early Friday after authorities served him with a warrant at his residence.
He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 4:13 a.m. Friday, and faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, a Level 3 felony, and theft, a Level 6 felony.
The robbery happened just hours after another robbery in Warsaw, but authorities have not linked the incidents.
Pierceton officer Ryan Piper confirmed the arrest Saturday afternoon.
He said the investigation is continuing with cooperation between police departments in Pierceton and Warsaw as well as Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Wayne office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mort’s bond was set at $20,250 surety cash.
Police quickly sought help from the public by making a reward available for tips through CrimeStoppers about the case.