Police: Penitent robber helps investigators look for stolen item

Man suspected of holding up Avon CVS Pharmacy

AVON, Ind. - Investigators said a man was particularly empathetic and repentant after he held up an Avon pharmacy early Tuesday morning, with the man expressing great remorse for putting his victims in a state of fear.

Avon police said at roughly 4:30 a.m., officers headed to the CVS Pharmacy at 7990 E. U.S. Highway 36 after a robbery had been reported.

Witnesses told police and county sheriff’s investigators an armed man had held up employees of the CVS and that he got away with a bottle of methadone. Responding officers said they were able to track the man down in a nearby field.

Police said witnesses were taken to confirm the man caught in the field was the same man who held up the CVS. Witnesses said the man, identified as Alan M. Orender, 32, of Indianapolis, was the same person who had robbed the pharmacy.

Police said when he was found, Orender also confirmed he was guilty of the robbery, and was very emotional. Investigators said he even assisted them in searching for the missing bottle of methadone that was taken during the robbery.

Later on at the police department, investigators noted when Orender confessed, he took full responsibility for his actions and apologized several times. Officers said he became very emotional about how the employees of the CVS must have felt after the robbery.

Orender was preliminarily charged with: robbery, a Class C felony; theft, a Class D felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony; and criminal confinement, a class D felony. He was booked into the Hendricks County Jail.

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