Citgo on East Lincolnway robbed for 2nd time in 2 weeks

Information from LaPorte Police

The Citgo station at 104 East Lincolnway was robbed for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. This robbery occurred at about 3 a.m. when an armed man demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect made off with an undetermined amount of cash.  

It’s unknown whether the man fled on foot or in a vehicle. He was described as black, wearing dark-colored clothing with his face covered by some type of mask or garment.

That matches the description of two men who robbed the same station on April 10. They were also armed and also left with cash in the early-morning robbery. A short time later that same morning, men matching that description broke into a house on Jefferson Avenue and stole food. 

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

7 Responses to “Citgo on East Lincolnway robbed for 2nd time in 2 weeks”

  1. Candid Camera

    Apr 18. 2017

    Shame on the owner of this Citgo station. If you are not smart enough to put in a better security system and more cameras outside, you deserve what’s happening to you. I mean really, how many times do you need to be robbed?
    Twice now the clerk/s couldn’t confirm if the robbers got away on foot or in a vehicle. No cameras outside???
    I feel bad for the police having to constantly deal with this same location.

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  2. lawman

    Apr 18. 2017

    c’mon Man!!! this is very suspicious. I still feel no need to be open that late-only attracts trouble. I seem to remember an all night eatery that had a cop on duty after midnite.

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  3. John

    Apr 19. 2017

    Close the darned place down by 10 p.m.! Geez, what does it take to knock some sense into the owner? You’re just begging to be robbed at that hour.

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  4. sue

    Apr 19. 2017

    funny..when they wre putting the new building up a clerk was bragging about the new system…auto door locks to keep robbers in.etc….what happened to that system

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  5. oldeskule

    Apr 19. 2017

    While everyone is busy blaming the victim, how about we think about the person(s) doing the crime? Once caught the system in La Porte county will allow the bad guy to plead in to a lesser included offense so that the Prosecutors conviction rate is high and the judges do not have cases overturned.

    Weapon involved cases have no reason to be plea bargained. Try them or set them free. If convicted no suspended sentences. Give them what they deserve. three hots and a cot.

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  6. bob

    Apr 20. 2017

    Isn’t it funny how we are blaming the station owner , instead of the robber with a gun , lets catch the bad guy .

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  7. lawman

    Apr 20. 2017

    a person leaves a $100 bill on the seat of his unlocked car everynite. in the morning it is gone-he files a report. he does the same every night for a week. when does he cease to be the victim??

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