FBI agents were in the right place at the right time Friday, foiling a robbery attempt at Harlan’s iAB Bank around 9 a.m.
By the end of a day’s worth of searches and arrests, six men 20 to 25 years old were in custody.
Members of the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, a unit made up of federal agents and state and local law enforcement officials, were near the bank conducting an investigation at the time of the attempted robbery.
They watched as a number of suspects entered the bank, at 17505 Indiana 37, according to an FBI spokesman. It was unsafe to apprehend the would-be robbers as they entered the bank, the spokesman said.
After the robbery attempt, those involved were apprehended and arrested. Several pieces of evidence were collected during the investigation, though the nature of that evidence was not disclosed.
According to Allen County Lockup, those arrested in connection with the holdup attempt were Victor Boyer, 22, of the 400 block of Cedar Glen Drive; Gregg Bouserman, 24, of St. Joe; Drew Cagnet, 20, of the 6200 block of Headwaters Trail; Keith Perkins, 25, of the 6300 block of Alvarez Drive; Justin Richardson, 24, of the 11000 block of Oak Pointe Trail; and Andrew Wood, 20, of Leo-Cedarville.