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Robbery with shotgun reported on US 20

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police are investigating a possible case of armed robbery that occurred near Ardendale Avenue and U.S. 20 in Pine Township on Wednesday.

According to police, a Michigan City resident said at approximately 11:30 p.m. he was walking home on U.S. 20 after having a few drinks at an unknown bar. He advised that before he reached County Line Road east of Ardendale Ave., a “dark blue Cadillac Eldorado with a white top, bright lights, and loud exhaust” with Illinois license plates and “a nice set of silver rims on the wheels” pulled up behind him and three male subjects got out demanding his money, police said.

The resident advised that he told the subjects he would not give them his money and one of the subjects punched him, police said. The resident advised that during a scuffle, one of the subjects pulled a shotgun from the Cadilac’s trunk and struck him in the back of the head “baseball style” with it, police said.

The resident advised that he gave the subjects $120 that was in his pocket and they also took his shoes and socks as they sped off toward County Line Rd. where the vehicle then turned north, police said.

A citizen saw the resident on the road and took him to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City where he received treatment, police said.

Police said the resident described the subjects as three black males, one who was tall, one who was of medium height “wearing a mask of the Joker from Batman,” and one who was short. He also stated one had a tribal tattoo on one of their forearms, police said.

Police said they observed “a lot of swelling and redness” to the resident’s right hand with a minor cuts around his knuckles but saw no injury to the back of his head.

Police said they checked the area of U.S. 20 between Ardendale Ave. and County Line Rd. but did not find any items.



Posted 5/9/2013