Michigan City man charged with 2 November armed robberies


A Michigan City man was charged Dec. 1, 2017, with the Nov. 20-21 armed robberies of two Michigan City businesses, as well as criminal confinement.

Edward Knoll, 41, is charged with the Nov. 20 armed robbery at Virk’s BP Gas Station, 1204 Franklin St., and the Nov. 21 armed robbery at Baymont Inn, 4128 Franklin St.

Michigan City Police said the robber entered the gas station shortly after 1 a.m. Nov. 20, pulled a knife and demanded money from the clerk. He then fled.

On Nov. 21 at about 3 a.m., the suspect drew a knife and demanded money from the Baymont Inn night clerk, then fled.

Subsequent investigations led police to Knoll as the suspect. He was also wanted on several outstanding warrants in LaPorte County for other crimes. Knoll was arrested Nov. 22 on the outstanding warrants, then charged Dec. 1 with the robberies.

Anyone with further information about these crimes or others in Michigan City are asked to call the Crime Tip Hotline at 219-873-1488.

2 Responses to “Michigan City man charged with 2 November armed robberies”

  1. Anonymous

    Dec 07. 2017

    Let’s see hope he gets more than a slap on the wrist

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  2. Jeanette

    Dec 17. 2017

    I was the girl he robbed at Baymont Inn.

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