A Harrisburg man has been arrested following a robbery that occurred at a convenience store in Crawfordsville.
According to a news release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the agency arrested Keian Troy Hostetler, 18, on Thursday, Nov. 18 at around 1:05 p.m. Hostetler was arraigned in Linn County Circuit Court Friday afternoon on one count of second-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree theft.
The robbery charge and one count of theft stem from an incident that occurred at Crawfordsville Market on Oct. 27. The additional theft charge is related to a different incident. Court documents allege Hostetler stole gas from Pioneer Villa Truck Plaza on Oct. 26.
The news release states that the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a robbery on Oct. 27 at 6:12 p.m. The caller reported a man wearing camouflage clothing and a camouflage mask had just robbed the store and left.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they couldn’t find anyone who matched the description. According to LCSO, the man passed a note to the store clerk. The note indicated the suspect had a gun. He also raised his waistband, exposing what the clerk perceived to be the butt of a pistol.
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Investigators eventually identified Hostetler as the suspect. The LCSO served a search warrant on Hostetler’s residence in the 23000 block of North Coburg Road in Harrisburg and seized all evidence related to the robbery.