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Man arrested after failed robbery attempt

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Christopher Debose, 19. (Source: Evansville Police Dept.) Christopher Debose, 19. (Source: Evansville Police Dept.)

Evansville Police say a man is arrested after a failed robbery attempt.

EPD says they arrested 19-year-old Christopher Debose following an attempted armed robbery near Fares and Virginia Thursday morning. 

Police says they responded to the robbery at 6:45 a.m. and were given a description of the suspect.

EPD says an officer spotted Debose near Fares and Columbia and Debose ran across Hwy 41. Another officer saw Debose run into a vacant home in the 1600 block of E. Indiana.

Debose was taken into custody in the home.

The victim of the attempted robbery told officers he was walking on Fares near Virginia when Debose walked up to him and asked him some questions. He said Debose then pulled out a knife and demanded that he empty his pockets. The victim told officers he said no and ran away and called 911.

Debose was arrested for Attempted Robbery and Resisting Law Enforcement.

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