4 teens arrested for robbing homeowner

2014-01-03T20:00:00Z 2014-01-04T11:06:10Z 4 teens arrested for robbing homeownerBy Phil Wieland phil.wieland@nwi.com, (219) 548-4352 nwitimes.com

MICHIGAN CITY | Four teenagers have been charged, three of them as adults, in connection with the home invasion and robbery in the 300 block of East 10th Street early Thursday morning.

Michigan City police said the homeowner answered the door at 2:45 a.m. to see a girl she recognized as a friend of her daughter. The girl entered the home followed by two males, who covered their faces and appeared to be armed. Police said the trio demanded items of the homeowner and then fled on foot.

After questioning the homeowner, police went to 503 E. 10th Street where they found two males and a juvenile female -- identified as the one who knocked on the victim's door. All three were taken into custody. 

A search warrant was obtained and police found the items taken from the victim's home, along with a handgun.

Police said the handgun was reported stolen during another Michigan City case. Police learned a fourth suspect had fled the home.

The fourth suspect, later identified as Chandler Mitchell, was located and arrested after a short foot chase.

One male, 17, was charged as a juvenile with possession of stolen property.

Charged as adults were Cyleina Brigg, 16, robbery and criminal gang activity; Tayon Lee, 18, robbery and criminal gang activity, and  Mitchell, 16, robbery, pointing a firearm, criminal gang activity, dangerous possession of a firearm, resisting law enforcement and marijuana possession.

All are from Michigan City.

Bond was set at $25,000 for the three charged as adults.

Police asked anyone with additional information to contact Sgt. Anthony McClintock, (219) 874-3221, ext. 317.

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