Son of rifle-toting man charged for attempted robbery

Thomas Sanders (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Thomas Sanders (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The son of a Mulberry man who is walking through Lafayette with a rifle this week is charged with trying to rob a convenience store.

Thomas Sanders, 20, is accused of trying to hold up the Village Pantry on Brady Lane in January. He was charged this with two felonies from the January incident.

Court documents claim that Sanders entered the store wearing a mask and said he had gun. He stated he had to pay his child support.

Documents said the clerk thought it was a joke and called the police. Police said Sanders then left the store.

Sanders was charged this week with attempted theft and attempted robbery.

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