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.