Chesterton Tribune

South Haven man robbed at gunpoint in backyard

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police are investigating a case of armed robbery on Thursday at a residence in the 300 block of Cherryfield Drive in the South Haven area of Portage Township.

According to police, at approximately 9:00 p.m. a resident was in his backyard checking his hot tub when he heard a “clicking sound” of a gun behind him. The resident was struck in the eye by a firearm and scuffled with a male subject who then pointed the gun in the resident’s face, police said.

The subject demanded the resident to give him what he had in his pockets, $30 in cash, a black iPod Nano and a silver/black iPod Touch, police said.

On Friday, the resident retraced his steps and found a Federal .45 caliber bullet, police said. Police observed the resident had an abrasion to his right shoulder, scratches on his arms and neck and bruising to his left eye.

The resident described the subject as a Hispanic male, 20-22 years of age, 5’6”, about 145 pounds, black hair wearing a black T-shirt with a white design on the front and blue jean shorts, police said.

Witnesses in the area told police they had observed a suspicious dark colored passenger vehicle. One witness said she observed a white male subject wearing a baseball cap running towards the passenger side of the vehicle and take off in an unknown direction, police said.


Posted 5/21/2012