Two armed men rob Citgo station on East Lincolnway Monday; house burglary occurs soon after

Press release from LaPorte Police Department  

At approximately 2:25 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, LaPorte Police officers were dispatched to Citgo Gas Station at 104 E Lincolnway in reference to an armed robbery. Officers were advised that two black males entered the business, both armed with handguns, demanding money. The clerk complied and the suspects made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

Once the suspects left the business, it’s unknown whether they fled via vehicle or on foot. No clothing description is available at this time, other than both suspects were wearing some type of masks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Cpl. Brett Airy at 219-362-9446, Ext 205.

Also from LaPorte Police:

At approximately 2:55 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1400 block of Jefferson Avenue in reference to a burglary.  The suspect(s) are believed to have entered the house through a window and exit through a door and are believed to have removed food from the residence.  Video evidence located within the area indicated that three black males  appearing to be in their late teens/early 20s, two carrying handguns. were in the area and left on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Nathan Thode at 219-362-9446, Ext 209.

7 Responses to “Two armed men rob Citgo station on East Lincolnway Monday; house burglary occurs soon after”

  1. lawman

    Apr 10. 2017

    this seems to be the epicenter for a lot of crime in this town. maybe closing at 10 pm or midnite might help. as the old adage goes-nothing good happens uptown after midnite.

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  2. Judge Roy Bean

    Apr 10. 2017

    I agree with Lawman. That place has been robbed so many times you would think they would have stepped up their security. That part of town has really gone downhill.

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  3. John

    Apr 10. 2017

    That darned gas station is always getting robbed. Sure must be easy pickings over there. Close it down by 10 or 11 p.m.

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  4. Joe

    Apr 11. 2017

    Let’s close the store cause crime stops during the day. Makes sense can’t catch the perps so solutions to close early. What about house they robbed, is your solution to make sure you leave your home at sun down. Stop giving slaps on hands, some of us have to have stores open after dark when the boogiemonsters apparently come out. Protect your stores yourselves n your family.

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  5. Gorgeous Jim

    Apr 11. 2017

    Hopefully Inspector Callahan (AKA Dirty Harry) will be in there buying a hot dog one of these nights, when one of these robberies goes down. It would be just lovely to see these scum bags get blasted through the plate glass windows by a Smith & Wesson 44 Magnum.

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  6. lawman

    Apr 11. 2017

    joe-no sense getting all riled up. everyone is looking for suggestions. closing early is one of them. just how much do you think they do after midnite???? I agree-punishments are not severe enough these days-too much ”plea bargaining”. and ”protecting your own” is a slippery slope these days. to much PC.

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  7. Cruisin the drag

    Apr 11. 2017

    I remember that location being a late night hang out when it was formerly the Clark station back in the 70’s. I don’t recall it getting robbed all the time though.

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