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Showplace East Robbed Sunday

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

UPDATE, MON, 6:00 AM: Quick arrests follow a robbery in Evansville. It happened around 4:00 Sunday afternoon, at Showplace Cinemas East.

Police say Benjamin Franklin Martin Jr. is charged with theft and resisting arrest, after he allegedly took a money bag from cashiers at the theater.

Police say they located Martin's car a short time later, near the University of Evansville.

After a short chase, Martin was taken into custody.

Also arrested was the driver of the car, Valeria Statler-Follmer. She is charged with resisting arrest.

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New Media Producer: Rachel Chambliss

Previously:Evansville police have the suspect of an afternoon hold-up in custody.

Details are sketchy, but Evansville dispatchers say the robbery happened at the Showplace Cinemas East around 4 p.m. Sunday.

They say a man grabbed a handful of cash and fled in a blue car. Police caught the suspect about an hour later in a parking lot at the University of Evansville.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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