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.
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.
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.