LaPorte Police Department Investigating Armed Robbery


Police in LaPorte are looking for a man accused of robbing a gas station at gunpoint early Saturday morning. A clerk at the Citgo at 104 E. Lincolnway reported the holdup just after 12:30 a.m. Police say the suspect was last seen running south toward east Jefferson Avenue.

He’s described as a black man with a thin build who was wearing a ball cap. The clerk told police he came into the store with his face masked, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. He took the money, grabbed several packages of cigarettes and fled on foot, according to the incident report.


No injuries were reported. Anyone with information is asked to call the LaPorte Police Department at 219-362-9446 or submit information online to