Lafayette police make arrest in armed robbery

Booking photo of Jonathan Washington (Photo Courtesy Tippecanoe County Jail)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery early Saturday morning.

WISH-TV’s sister station WLFI-TV reported that just after 1 a.m. Saturday, Lafayette police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Village Pantry located at 1901 Schuyler Avenue. Police said a man entered the business, displayed a firearm, and demanded cash and merchandise.

The suspect fled the scene with merchandise from the robbery. No individuals were injured.

A short time later, a Purdue University Police officer initiated a traffic stop in the 400 block of North River Road. Items relating to the robbery were located inside of the vehicle. Merchandise taken during the robbery was also recovered from inside the vehicle.

Officers arrested 19-year-old Jonathan L. Washington of Lafayette.

Washington is preliminarily charged with armed robbery and theft, and was also cited for traffic offenses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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