Court documents reveal new details about string of Michiana armed robberies

David Floyd

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—Court documents are sharing new details about a suspect who police allege was involved in multiple armed robberies throughout Michiana in August and September.

David Floyd Jr., 42, of Michigan City, was arrested on September 18 during a traffic stop.

Floyd is facing two counts of armed robbery in St. Joseph County.

On September 4, police were sent to the Country Cupboard store on State Road 2 in St. Joseph County regarding an armed robbery.

The store clerk told police that an unknown, possibly white man who was wearing a dark sweatshirt, gloves, and a face mask holding a gun had demanded money from the register, reports said.

The suspect, later identified as Floyd, pointed the gun at the employee before he was given money and left, court documents said.

On September 5, police were sent to Dollar General on State Road 2 in South Bend for an armed robbery.

Floyd was again identified as the suspect who pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money with customers present, court documents said.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the clerk had an issue opening the register drawer, at which point Floyd told the clerk “don’t make me shoot you.”

Floyd took the money and left in a Chrysler 300, reports said.

The St. Joseph County Police Department began working with other local law enforcement agencies as other nearby jurisdictions had similar robberies.

On September 19, officers with the Pokagon Tribal Police stopped a Chrysler 300 that fit the description of the one involved in the robberies.

The driver, Floyd, was arrested and interviewed by detectives, at which point he admitted to conducting the two robberies in St. Joseph County, court documents said.

LaPorte County police were able to locate Floyd’s revolver-looking gun he used during the robberies, reports said.

The gun was discovered to be a BB gun but looks realistic, according to police.

Floyd admitted to additional robberies in multiple counties throughout both Indiana and Michigan, court documents said. He is due in court on October 3 in St. Joseph County. 

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