Gunman robs cell phone store in Hammond, flees on foot

2010-03-07T00:00:00Z Gunman robs cell phone store in Hammond, flees on foot nwitimes.com
March 07, 2010 12:00 am

HAMMOND | An East Hammond cell phone store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon, police said.

A clerk at Cleartalk Communication in the 6400 block of Calumet Avenue told police that a man with a black semi-automatic handgun entered the business around 3:30 p.m. and demanded money.

Witnesses outside the store told police the alleged gunman fled on foot west on Cleveland Street.

He was described as a young black male around 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 170 pounds, wearing black jeans, a dark gray skull cap and a dark gray winter ski vest with a hood.

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