Two Suspects Arrested On Robbery Charges Following Two East Side Thefts


Evansville Police made two arrests in connection with two separate robberies that happened on the east side on Tuesday. The first incident happened at Eastland Mall at 12:30pm and the seconds happened on the lot of Best Buy around 1:51.

In both cases, BLAKE WHITSON, stole a wallet or purse from the victim. He fled the area in a car driven by STEPHANIE TEAGUE. In between the crimes, the two used the first victim’s stolen credit card to make purchases at a gas station.

The second victim was able to provide a detailed car description and license plate information. Shortly after the second incident, Eastland Mall Security notified police the suspect car was back at the mall and the suspects had entered the mall. Mall security was able to provide additional clothing information.

Multiple police units established a perimeter around the mall as plain clothed officers began checking inside. At 2:15, both suspects exited the east side of the mall and were spot ted by officers.

Both were taken into custody without incident. WHITSON and TEAGUE were both arrested for:  Robbery (2 counts), Fraud on a Financial Institution Fraud