Portage police search for armed robbery suspect

2013-11-26T17:55:00Z 2013-11-26T23:05:08Z Portage police search for armed robbery suspectTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 26, 2013 5:55 pm  • 

PORTAGE | Police are looking for a suspect in the armed robbery Sunday morning of the Quick-Step Outdoors bait shop.

Detective Mike Vaughan said a man entered the shop at 6290 U.S. 20 around 10 a.m. Sunday and pushed the owner behind the counter. He then grabbed a knife off the counter and threatened the owner before leaving the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash and the knife.

The owner was not injured.

The man is described as white, in his mid-30s, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a blue coat and a blue winter cap.

Vaughan said surveillance video from a gas station across the road indicated the man was driving a large, white SUV, likely a Chevrolet Suburban, with an Indiana handicapped license plate from White County, Ind.

This is the second incident at the shop within a week. On Nov. 20 the owner told police someone broke into the shop overnight and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register.

Police are asking anyone with any information on Sunday's incident to call Vaughan at (219) 764-5705 or the Portage Police Department at (219) 762-3122.

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