On Tuesday, a local resident parked her vehicle at the BP gas station located at 1204 Franklin Street. The vehicle was left running while she entered the establishment to make a purchase. While inside, a black male entered her vehicle and drove off. Within a very brief amount of time, this suspect first drove to the Speedway gas station located at 5830 Franklin Street. The subject entered the business, displayed a weapon, demanded and received money from the clerk. From there, the suspect drove across the street to the BP gas station located at 9998 W 400 N. Like before, the suspect entered the business and displayed a weapon. The suspect again demanded and received money from the clerk. The suspect then fled the area in the stolen vehicle. Cpl. Tim Baker is the Lead Detective for all three criminal acts. The stolen vehicle has been recovered and has been processed for evidence. Other items of evidence, to include surveillance footage, have also been recovered and are being reviewed. Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact Cpl. Baker at 219-874-3221 Ext. 1075.
March 9th, 2018|Local News|