FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Employees of Freedom Financial CU foiled a potential armed robbery Wednesday by locking the would-be perpetrators out of the building.

Employees said they spotted two men – one armed with a long gun – near the branch and immediately activated security measures and locked the lobby doors, denying the men access to the building.

The men reportedly fled east on foot, into a nearby residential area and possibly to a waiting vehicle, according to police.

No members were inside the credit union during the 10:40 a.m. incident and no injuries were reported.


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