Man arrested after MC gas station armed robbery is suspected of several others in LP County

Rawls

Michigan City Police say Ian Ladwaune Rawls, 31, of Michigan City, is suspected of being involved in a string of recent armed robberies in Michigan City and LaPorte County.

Police apprehended Rawls shortly after an armed robbery occurred at the SAVE gas station, 1811 Franklin St., on March 12, 2019. He had driven from the station, then as police tried to stop the vehicle he fled on foot, tried to circle back to his car, then was arrested at gunpoint. He was identified by the robbery victim.   

Rawls is so far charged with Armed Robbery, Level 3 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement, and operating without a driver’s license. Police say he and his car match the descriptions given in recent reports of other gas station armed robberies.

More charges are pending.

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