Three charged with grabbing cash from woman at gas station

2013-07-24T12:20:00Z 2013-07-24T23:09:10Z Three charged with grabbing cash from woman at gas stationBob Kasarda, (219) 548-4345

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Three young people face charges of stealing money Tuesday afternoon from a woman outside the Go-Lo fueling station at 393 W. U.S. 6.

The woman told police a car containing the three young people pulled up next to her shortly before 12:30 p.m. at the pumps and asked if she had change for either a $20 bill or $10 bill.

One of the passengers, identified by police as Alex Conwell, 18, of 1720 Amber in Hobart, reportedly grabbed $16 or $17 out of the woman's hand, injuring her in the process.

Police located the vehicle and took Conwell into custody, along with Nino Nikoljic, 18, of 1120 W. 38th Place, Hobart, and a 15-year-old girl.

All three were charged with felony theft. Conwell faces an additional count of battery. Police are seeking to increase Conwell's theft charge to robbery.

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