BREAKING NEWS: ROBBERY SUSPECT APPREHENDED/MISSING JUVENILE ON LLOYD AND BURKHARDT

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Robbery Suspect Apprehension/Missing Juvenile Lloyd/Burkhardt 

SUMMARY 

On March 25th, around 3:50 p.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Applewood Ct. in reference to a robbery and stolen vehicle in progress. The Victim reported that the Suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Evan Cooper, pulled a knife out and demanded the keys to her vehicle. Cooper and the Victim know each other and he wanted to drive her vehicle back to Kentucky. The Victim told Cooper that he could not take her vehicle, but then he pulled the knife out and demanded the keys. The Victim reported that Cooper’s juvenile girlfriend left with him but she did not participate in the robbery. It was determined that she was considered a Missing Juvenile from Kentucky. 

EPD Officers in the area saw the stolen vehicle, a white Hyundai, traveling east on the Lloyd Expressway. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop but Cooper fled from the officers. Officers self-terminated their involvement. An Officer saw Cooper pull into the gas station parking lot at Lloyd and Field. Officers tried to conduct a Felony car stop in the parking lot but Cooper fled again. Cooper got back on the Lloyd and continued eastbound. 

Cooper got caught in traffic at Lloyd and Burkhardt and could not go any further. Officers caught up with Cooper in the traffic at Lloyd and Burkhardt and boxed him in. Cooper hit two vehicles trying to get through the traffic and caused minor damage. There were no injuries reported. Cooper also backed into an EPD Officer’s vehicle which caused minor damage. Officers were able to approach the vehicle and take Cooper into custody. 

The juvenile with Cooper did not have any injuries and was safely transported by officers from the scene. The proper authorities and her parents were notified that she was located in Evansville. The juvenile did say that she voluntarily left Kentucky with Cooper. 

Cooper was interviewed by an EPD Detective. He admitted to pulling a knife on the Victim and taking her vehicle. He was arrested and transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center. Cooper’s charges include Robbery, Intimidation, Auto Theft, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License.