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Boy turns self in after SH robbery photos released

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Surveillance photos taken during the armed robbery of the South Haven Family Express on March 29 have led to the apprehension of a suspect, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

On Friday, a 17-year-old Gary boy turned himself in at the Portage Police station, accompanied by family members, “after surveillance photos were released to local media outlets,” the PCSP said. There the boy was formally taken into custody.

“The public’s help after viewing the surveillance photos was instrumental in solving this case,” Sgt. Larry LaFlower said.

The boy was being held at the Juvenile Detention Center on a delinquency charge of robbery. A waiver hearing could be scheduled this week, however, and the boy’s case transferred to adult court.

The robbery occurred at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, when a male subject entered the Family Express at 363 W. U.S. Highway 6, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash. The suspect was described as being short, with a medium to large build, and sporting “unnatural reddish or maroon curly hair.”



Posted 4/7/2014