Portage police are asking the publicís help in locating two suspects
believed to be involved in the robbery of Low Bobís Discount Tobacco Store
at 3456 Willowcreek Road on Sunday afternoon.
The suspects names are Garland P. Jeffers, Jr., 42, and Roscoe D. McClendon,
49, and are known to have ties to Gary. A third unknown suspect is also
Following an investigation with assistance from the Gary Police Department
Crime Supression Unit, Gary SWAT Team, Gary Narcotics & Vice Unit and the
Porter County Drug Task Force, police said they located the vehicle used in
the robbery and spoke with a person who rented the car from a Milwaukee,
Wis., rental agency.
Police said earlier this week two black males entered the tobacco store at
approximately 5:50 p.m. on Sunday and ordered two employees to lie face down
on the ground while they reportedly stole cigarettes and cash from the
register. The employees advised that at least one suspect was armed with a
handgun, police said.
Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is
asked to contact Portage Det. Capt. Joe Reynolds at 219-762-3122.