Porter County crime briefs

2013-07-29T16:18:00Z 2013-07-29T20:38:05Z Porter County crime briefsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 29, 2013 4:18 pm  • 

Police investigating armed robbery

PORTAGE | Police are investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday night at Low Bob's Discount Tobacco Store.

Police were called about 5:50 p.m. to the store at 3456 Willowcreek Road. Police said two employees told them two men entered the store, one had a gun, and ordered the employees to lie face down on the floor.

Employees told police cigarettes and cash were taken. The employees were not hurt. Police said detectives are following numerous leads, but no arrests have been made.


Mailbox damaged by 'sparkler bomb'

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | A resident of the 400 East block of County Road 1065 North reported damage to his mailbox.

Police said someone put a homemade explosive device made of sparklers in the mailbox and activated it.

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