Police arrest suspect in credit union robbery

2013-02-19T18:30:00Z 2013-02-19T19:23:11Z Police arrest suspect in credit union robberyStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 19, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

LAPORTE | A man suspected of robbing a LaPorte credit union Tuesday fled but was captured when he crashed his vehicle, police said.

Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at First Trust Credit Union, 402 J St., about 10 a.m.

Police learned the robber displayed a knife, demanded money and fled in a blue Pontiac southbound on J Street, police said.

Eventually, the suspect crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Silverbrook and Greenwood Avenues, off Ind. 4 on the city's southeast side.

Nick Zupcko, 22, of LaPorte, was being held on Class B felony armed robbery charges.

Whether money was taken in the robbery was not disclosed.

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