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CPD: Man robbed at gunpoint in his home

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A resident of Hawthorne Drive was accosted by two men outside his home on Sunday, July 17, and robbed of tens of thousands of dollars, Chesterton Police said.

The incident occurred at 9:22 p.m. as the man was arriving home and parking in his garage. Two men, waiting outside for him, entered the garage, where one of them placed what he thinks was a handgun at the back of his head. The pair then “demanded his money,” the man advised police.

The man duly gave them what he had in his wallet but they “demanded the rest of the money he had inside his residence,” he advised.

The man was then “forced into his home and upstairs to where he kept $40,000,” he stated.

The victim described the suspects as Hispanic males, both between 5’ 8’’ and 6’ 0’’ in height, wearing tee-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, and bandanas.

A K-9 unit with the Porter PD attempted a track but was unsuccessful, while a canvas of the neighborhood produced no immediate leads.

Police Chief Dave Cincoski told the Chesterton Tribune today that the investigators believe that the robbery is an isolated incident and that the victim had been specifically targeted.


Posted 7/22/2016





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