VALPARAISO | Police believe the armed robbery of a liquor store Friday night was the fifth carried out by the same person since Nov. 22.
Valparaiso police were called at 5:35 p.m. Friday to Ribordy Liquors, 1665 W. Morthland Drive.
Police said a man with a handgun entered the store and demanded cash from the register.
The offender was described as a black man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds and wearing baggy bluejeans and a hooded sweat shirt. Police said his face was partially covered.
He last seen running west from the store.
The man is believed to be the same suspect from the robberies which occurred in November and December.
The man last hit the Save Gas Station at 908 N. Roosevelt Road just before 6 p.m. on Dec. 19. He is also suspected in the Dec. 15 robbery at Buz's Liquor Store at 1805 E. Lincolnway, and two robberies at the Valpo Quick Trip convenience store, 360 Lincolnway on Nov. 22 and Dec. 3.
Anyone with information is asked to call WeTip at (800) 78-Crime or the Valparaiso Police Department at (219) 462-2135. There is a reward available.
Residents can also contact police anonymously by texting at top to TIP411 (847411) and enter the keyword Valpo before sending the message.