UNION TOWNSHIP | A Hobart man told police he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday by an acquaintance taking him to purchase a Bobcat utility vehicle.
The man said he was robbed of $5,000 in cash, a bracelet and his cell phone, according to police.
The victim said the man who robbed him was introduced to him a few days earlier by a mutual acquaintance, according to the police report. The man accused of the crime had reportedly picked up the victim from his home and was driving him to Porter County to purchase the vehicle.
He pulled over along U.S. 30 at County Road 700 West just before 7 p.m., pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim, and demanded the money and items in question, police said. He then drove away, leaving the victim behind.
The man was identified as Jose and was described as Hispanic, in his mid-40s, with short brown hair and tattoos on his right arm, police said. He drove a white four-door passenger car.