The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred during the late evening hours on Wednesday. Just after 10 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the Family Express, located at 7687 West US 20, (this is at the corner of Johnson Road) for an armed robbery. Three subjects approached the front of the business. One subject held the door open while the two other subjects entered. The two subjects jumped onto the counter and then over into the employee area. One of the subjects was armed with a hammer. The subjects ordered the clerk to open the registers. The subjects removed approximately $83.00 dollars from the registers. All three subjects were last observed leaving the front of the business westbound on foot. All three suspects are believed to be African American males, approximately 5’6” – 5’9” in height and in their late teens to early twenties. If anyone has any information or may have witnessed the armed robbery, please contact Chief of Detectives – Captain Patrick Cicero at (219) 326-7700, ext. 2404.