Police searching for armed man who tried to rob fireworks store

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who attempted an armed robbery at Rocket Fireworks, 10128 W. Kieffer Rd. (CR 400 North), on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

At about 6 p.m., a man armed with a gun entered the store and left a short time later after unsuccessfully getting any money.

The suspect is described as an African American in his early 20s, about 5’9” – 5’10” in height, with a medium build. At the time he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sheriff’s Office Detective Jennifer Rhine-Walker at (219) 326-7700, ext. 2375.

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