Armed robbery investigation in LaPorte County
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Southern LaPorte County. On Wednesday September 13th at approx. 11:15 am, deputies were dispatched to the BP gas station located in the 100 S Block of Washington St. in LaCrosse in reference to an armed robbery. Prior to deputies’ arrival, the LaPorte County Regional 911 center informed responding deputies that a lone black male, entered the store and demanded that the cashier open the register. No weapon was displayed; however, the robber did imply that he had a weapon. The robber fled the area south on Washington St. Around 45 minutes later, Sheriff’s deputies were advised that the Indiana State Police, along with the Starke County Sheriff’s Office had the suspect detained in Starke County. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene, and began their investigation into this incident.
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