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LARWILL â One man was arrested in Larwill Sunday evening after an employee at the Larwill Deli reported a suspicious van outside the convenience store.
The employee reported a white van without a license plate that was suspiciously driving around the store. After the witness saw a man begin to put on what was reportedly a face mask, she called the police, locked the doors and hid in the back of the deli.
âThe attendant was really sharp,â Whitley County Sheriffâs Detective Chuck Vogley said. âShe saw something wasnât right.â
Though the Sheriffâs Department never found a mask, Vogley said the group had hooded sweatshirts.
âThe intent was to rob the place,â Vogley said. âThey were arguing about who was going to do it when officers arrived.â
Police detained three suspects from the van and arrested one of those men, Michael R. Frankhart, 29, of Markle.
Frankhart was a previous Whitley County resident.
Police found a nine millimeter handgun in the vehicle and none of the occupants had a permit.
Though no armed robbery charges were filed Frankhart was booked on three charges.
Frankhart was charged with driving while suspended, possession of a handgun without a license and possession of paraphernalia.