Police identify suspect in multiple robberies

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LEBANON, Ind. (WTHR) — Lebanon Police are searching for an armed robber.

Investigators say Devin Ewoldt walked into a Dollar General on South Lebanon Street just before 11 p.m. Saturday, pulled out a gun and demanded cash.

It was unnerving for customers like Valerie Anderson to hear.

"It's pretty scary, and the people here are so nice. I hate to think about them going through that," said Anderson.

Liz Reeves lives across the street and said her neighbor saw the suspect peeping through her back screen door, so the neighbor called police and told her to get out.

Seconds later, officers swarmed her home.

"They were at the door. They had their guns drawn. That's what scared me because I was coming out the door, and they were coming up," said Reeves. "It was very traumatic, but I'm alive."

Authorities say Ewoldt not only robbed this Dollar General but two other stores — one in Owen County and the other in Greencastle.

Greencastle Police say he robbed a Pizza King the same afternoon.

Image provided by Greencastle Police

Detectives say he was last seen driving a white 2004 Nissan Xterra with temporary plates.

Deputies with the Owen County Sheriff's Office say Ewoldt robbed a Dollar General in Gosport on Sept. 23.

In each of the crimes, he was seen on surveillance video using a handgun.

Ewoldt is wanted in Boone and Montgomery counties on unrelated warrants.

"Hopefully they will catch up to him — hopefully," said Reeves.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the case to contact them:

  • Lebanon Police: (765) 482-8836
  • Greencastle Police: (765) 653-3155
  • Owen County Sheriff's Office: (812) 829-4874
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