A suspect in last month’s robbery of the Speedway gas station at 752 Indian
Boundary was taken into custody on Tuesday, Chesterton Police said.
According to police, at 1 p.m. Jason Scott Mitchell, 32, of 508E 900N in
Jackson Township, was arrested at his residence on a charge of robbery and
transported to Porter County Jail.
Robbery is a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years.
The robbery occurred at 3 a.m. Thursday, April 25, when a male subject
entered the Speedway, milled around a bit, then bought a Reese’s Fastbreak
candy bar, using all coins, police said. The man subsequently left the store
but returned at 3:14 a.m., when this time he demanded the money in the
register and threatened the clerk with violence if she resisted, police
The man then left the store with an undetermined amount of cash and fled on
foot in a westerly direction, police said.
A K-9 track was unsuccessful.
The suspect was described as 5’ 9’ to 6’ 0’’ in height and around 180 pounds
in weight and was wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt, jogging pants, and a
white baseball cap, police said.
The CPD did not reveal the details of the investigation or how Mitchell was
identified as a suspect.