Man arrested after robbery from local businesses


A 28-year-old Seymour man was arrested after police said he stole money from two local businesses — and possibly others. Andre Blevans faces two preliminary Level 6 felony charges of theft after police said he took money from two Seymour businesses. The theft that led to Blevans’ arrest involved Raquel’s Bakery, 228 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, around noon Wednesday. Police said Blevans entered the bakery and requested a room-temperature soda and took $8 from a tip jar when the sales clerk went to get the drink. Another person was pictured in the bakery’s surveillance footage but was not arrested. Blevans was arrested at Second and Poplar streets at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday, Seymour Police Department Officer Bart Bevers said. Police also were able to determine Blevans stole a donation jar from Premier Farm and Pet, 1021 W. Tipton St., on Oct. 31. Officer Brian Proffet is investigating that case, police said. Bevers said Blevans also is a suspect in thefts from at least three other businesses in Seymour, and police are investigating those incidents. Blevans was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:16 p.m. without bond pending his initial hearing. A Level 6 felony is punishable between six months and two and a half years upon conviction.

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