3 in custody after trying to steal cellphone, M'ville police say

2013-12-17T20:30:00Z 2013-12-17T20:38:35Z 3 in custody after trying to steal cellphone, M'ville police sayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 17, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

MERRILLVILLE | Three people were arrested Tuesday after a chase with Merrillville police.

Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch said officers were called to a gas station on 73rd Avenue and Taft Street for a strong-armed robbery. The three men are accused of trying to steal a cellphone from someone at the gas station.

However, a fight broke out and the men were not able to get the phone, Petruch said. The men fled and police stopped them in the area of 56th Avenue and Grant Street.

The three men were in police custody late Tuesday and charges were pending.

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