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Police Looking For Man Who Attempted To Rob Linton Bar
Updated August 26, 2015 9:33 AM
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(LINTON) - A wannabe robber was chased off from a Linton business after a customer chased him away with a pool stick.

According to Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell, a man, wearing a hoodie with a bandana over his face and armed with a gun, attempted to rob the Palace Bar located on West Vincennes Street in downtown Linton just before 3 a.m. Monday.

Two officers were on patrol close by but the robber had fled on foot before they arrived.

Police say that the man was wearing a hoodie pulled up on his head and had entered the bar earlier without making eye contact with anyone.

He then returned later wearing a camouflage jacket over the hoodie that was again pulled up on his head, and he had a bandana covering his face. He showed the bartender a gun and then demanded money. The bartender cooperated with the wannabe robbery, but one patron didn't.

The patron approached quickly from another area of the bar when he saw what was happening and confronted the armed man with a pool stick.

The suspect fled on foot.

Police are asking the public's help in identifying the man. He is described as being approximately six foot tall with a medium build.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Linton Police Department by calling (812) 847-4411, or contact Crime Stoppers.

Tips to Greene County CrimeStoppers can be made anonymously and there are several ways to submit a tip.

  • On Facebook: Search for "Greene County Crime Stoppers" or visit
  • Visit the Greene County CrimeStoppers website at where a tip can be submitted via an email form. A tipster does not have to give their name or email or any other personal information, just the tip and they must choose their favorite cartoon character to help identify the tipster when paying a reward.
  • Call the Greene County CrimeStoppers Tip Line: The anonymous tip line does not have Caller ID and does not run through the regular police phone system though it is answered at the Linton Police Department by trained police personnel. The main phone number is (812) 847-5463 (TIP-LINE.) The organization has also implemented a toll-free number so that all Greene County residents have access at no cost to the caller. The toll-free number is (866) 446-4672.

The amount of the reward depends on the nature of the crime and the quality of information received.

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