GRIFFITH | A suspect was taken into custody shortly after a bank robbery Wednesday morning in Griffith, police said.
The man was being questioned Wednesday afternoon and is believed to be involved in other robberies in the area, authorities said.
Griffith police said the man is the only suspect in a robbery about 9 a.m. at Chase Bank, 1203 E. Ridge Road in Griffith.
Officers responding to an alarm at the bank were told of the armed robbery and that a male suspect fled in a silver car with an unknown amount of money, police said. The man displayed a black handgun in the robbery, police said.
The suspect was described as a heavy-set black male wearing a gray hoodie with a blue and white bandanna covering his face.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department, FBI and GRIT Task Force assisted Griffith police with taking the suspect into custody.