A Hebron man is
being held at the Porter County Jail in connection with the armed robbery of
The Country Kitchen on Main Street in Hebron on Monday, the Porter County
Sheriff’s Police said.
Jeffery John Smar,
47, is facing a preliminary charge of robbery, and police said that he may
be a suspect in other recent robberies in Center Township, Hebron, and Lake
police, at 3:15 p.m. Monday officers responded to Smar’s residence at 347S
600W in Porter Township, after Smar was identified as a possible suspect in
the armed robbery of The County Kitchen earlier in the day. Smar was taken
into custody without incident.
Police said that a
vehicle similar to a suspect vehicle seen at the scene of a previous armed
robbery was observed in the garage of Smar’s residence.
Charges are pending
in Lake County as well, police said.