Jonathan Miano, The Times

CROWN POINT — A 16-year-old boy is accused of beating and robbing a 54-year-old woman who ran a neighborhood candy shop from her home in Gary.

Ta'tre Glover was charged Monday in Lake Criminal Court with robbery resulting in bodily injury and armed robbery on allegations he attacked the woman at 3 p.m. Feb. 1 in her home in the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Drive in Gary, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The woman told police the teenager came to her residence, and she assumed he was there to purchase candy, which her elderly mother sold from the home, the affidavit states.

She said she went to the kitchen to get the confections, when the teenager hit her on the head with a hard object and demanded money, according to the affidavit.

The teenager took less than $20 from the woman and then fled on foot, the affidavit states.

The woman, who was treated for a concussion, spotted the teenager April 1 in the neighborhood and called police, who took Glover into custody, according to the affidavit.

Glover admitted in a statement he hit the woman on the head with a metal pipe or bar and stole about $17, the affidavit states.

Glover is jailed on a $40,000 bond, according to court records.

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Courts and social justice reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.