Arrest Made After Armed Robbery at Adult Entertainment Store in Evansville

Police say around $240 and several items were stolen from Lovers Playground on Main Street during an armed robbery that happened Sunday.

Posted: Jul 5, 2021 8:20 AM
Updated: Jul 5, 2021 8:31 AM

A Princeton, Indiana man is facing multiple charges after a weekend robbery in Evansville.

The robbery happened on Sunday at Lovers Playground, which is an adult entertainment store on Main Street.

Dispatch received a call around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday from an employee of Lovers Playground who said the business had just been robbed at gunpoint.

The business said that $244.50 was taken from the register in addition to other items from the store.

After receiving a description of the suspect and a possible getaway vehicle, an officer saw a matching vehicle driving down East Virginia Street. Police say the driver of that vehicle was stopped and that she told the officer that 29-year-old Jessy Shane Barnett of Princeton had used her vehicle earlier in the day.

EPD says officers then went to the driver's address, where Barnett was seen exiting the back door of the home.

According to police, Barnett was seen tossing a bag into the grass when officers arrived at the home. Inside the bag were the items taken from Lovers Playground and a black handgun, EPD said.

EPD says that after being questioned, Barnett admitted to committing the robbery.

Barnett was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on no bond. He's charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon in connection to Sunday's incident.


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