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Two charged in connection with Sunday robbery in FD

Kirby and Van Horn held on $25,000 bond

September 18, 2012
By PETER KASPARI ( , Messenger News

The two suspects who have been charged in connection with a robbery have been ordered held on bond following their initial appearances.

Colby L. Kirby, 21, and David M. Van Horn, 19, were each ordered held on $25,000 cash-only bond by Magistrate Steve Kersten Monday morning.

Both men have been charged in connection with a robbery that happened early Sunday morning.

Around 3:36 a.m., Fort Dodge Police Officer Jon Morris was flagged down by several employees from McDonald's, 107 Ave. M West, saying the night manager had been robbed, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody.

The night manager told police that he was outside the McDonald's when a masked man, armed with a steak knife, came up to him and demanded money. Carmody said the night manager yelled for help, and several witnesses came to the scene.

According to Carmody, that's when the masked man ran off, along with a second suspect.

An investigation, which included speaking to witnesses and evidence found at the scene, led police to Kirby and Van Horn.

Kirby was charged with first-degree robbery and Van Horn was charged with aiding and abetting first-degree robbery.

It's alleged that Van Horn was the lookout during the robbery.

Both men have their preliminary hearings scheduled for Sept. 27.

Though two people have been arrested, Carmody said the case is still under investigation. Detectives are asking anybody with information on the robbery to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444.



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