A 21-year-old man who authorities said was overheard bragging about robbing two grocery stores at gunpoint was charged Thursday in Allen Superior Court.
Robberies were reported at Mon Asian Grocery, 3028 S. Calhoun St., on July 24 and at Little Burma Asian Grocery, 3230 S. Calhoun St., on Aug. 1.
On Aug. 9, Crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip from someone who heard Trevale Williams bragging that he committed two holdups, saying they were "easy money," court documents stated.
The tipster told Crime Stoppers that when the robberies were mentioned on the evening news, Williams said, "It looks like I made the 6 o'clock news," according to court documents.
The tipster also gave information on Williams' whereabouts and city police arrested him that day on an unrelated warrant, court files said.
Williams was charged with robbery in the holdup at Little Burma Asian Grocery, and he is a suspect in the robbery at Mon Asian Grocery, court documents said.
Williams, of the 1400 block of West Wildwood Avenue, was being held without bail Thursday at the Allen County Jail on an unrelated probation violation.