Chesterton police investigate gas station robbery

2013-04-30T00:00:00Z Chesterton police investigate gas station robberyTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHESTERTON | Police are investigating the robbery of a Chesterton gas station.

Speedway Gas Station, 752 Indian Boundary Road, was robbed at 3:14 a.m Thursday, April 25 by a man, described as white, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jogging pants and a white baseball cap.

According to the clerk, the man had come into the store about 15 minutes before the robbery and bought a candy bar. When he came back in, he went to the counter and demanded the money from the register. He threatened the clerk with physical violence if she did not comply, according to the report.

He left the station, with an unknown amount of money, on foot. Chesterton police contacted surrounding agencies and a Porter County Sheriff's Department canine unit conducted a search, but it was unsuccessful.

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