Two attempted robberies reported at Lighthouse Place outlet mall

2013-11-21T14:05:00Z 2013-11-22T00:01:10Z Two attempted robberies reported at Lighthouse Place outlet mallStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
November 21, 2013 2:05 pm  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Police here are investigating attempts to rob a customer and a store employee in a popular shopping mall at gunpoint.

About 2 p.m. Wednesday, police said a 60-year-old woman was walking near her vehicle in a parking lot at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets when approached by a man, who soon displayed a handgun.

"He just approached her, started asking questions and turned it into a robbery," said Michigan City Police Detective Bureau Commander Lt. Cary Brinkman.

His demands for money, though, were thwarted by a 20-year-old woman reporting for work at one of the stores in the mall.

The employee yelled at the man "to leave her alone."

The older woman took off and the man then went up to the employee with the gun.

She refused his demands for money and the suspect fled on foot, scaling a 6-foot-high chain link fence behind Puma and Subway businesses on the northwest side of the property facing U.S. 12, said Brinkman.

The man was described as white in his 20s or 30s wearing a dark colored jacket.

Brinkman said shoppers especially with the holidays coming up need to be aware of their surroundings and take other precautions like not going to stores alone if possible.

He said anyone confronted by a robber should reduce the risk of being harmed by simply handing over their money.

"To me, $200 to $300 bucks isn't worth being seriously hurt over," said Brinkman.

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