The Family Express
gas station at 5901 U.S. Highway 6 was robbed at gunpoint on Friday, Portage
police, at 4:20 a.m. a male subject entered the store, carrying a thin rifle
type weapon. Police said that he removed the cash register tray with the
money still in it and then fled on foot to the west of the business.
cameras captured the suspect running from the store and behind Portage Car
Wash, where it is believed he entered a waiting vehicle.
The suspect is
described as a white male, late teens to early 20s, approximately 5' 7’’ to
5' 9’’ in height, with a thin build, brown eyes, and clean complexion,
wearing black gym shoes with a white design on them, black jeans, and a
black hoodie with “PJM Softball” (Portage Junior Miss) on the front of the
suspect--who police said has a “young look”--was also wearing some type of
beanie type cap pulled down to the top of his eyes and a red bandana
covering his face just under his eyes.
minutes before the robbery, a mid 1990s red Ford Mustang (possibly a
convertible) entered the lot from the west and immediately made a U-turn,
exited the lot, and continued westbound on US 6. It is unknown if this
vehicle was involved in the robbery but police called its actions
information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to contact Det. Vaughn
at the Portage Police Department at (219) 764-5705.
The normal business
line for the department is (219) 762-3122.