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Man beat girlfriend, chased her down before forcing her to withdraw money, records allege

Man beat girlfriend, chased her down before forcing her to withdraw money, records allege

CROWN POINT — Charges allege a man became angry with a girlfriend because she refused to give him more than $300, beat her and chased her down when she ran from him, before forcing her to return to a bank to withdraw another $600.

Marvin J. Thompson, 24, was wanted Wednesday on charges of three felony counts of robbery, two counts of criminal confinement, two counts of kidnapping and one count of domestic battery.

The woman escaped from Thompson Jan. 7 by jumping out of his van as a teller sent out the $600 and running into the bank, court records state. Thompson allegedly drove away with her belongings in his car.

The ordeal began that morning when the woman agreed to drive with Thompson to Regional Federal Credit Union, 7144 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond, to give him $300 so he would stop bothering and hitting her, records allege.

As she withdrew the money, Thompson leaned over and whispered, "All of it," but she said "no," records state. As they drove away, Thompson allegedly punched the woman in the ribs before she made a U-turn to head back to the bank.

The woman pulled into an alley behind the bank and tried to run from the vehicle, but Thompson grabbed her by the hair, records allege.

He got in the driver's seat and took her to the 7200 block of McCook Avenue, where she again tried to escape and he ran her down and punched and kicked her in the head, records state.

When a man came out of a home and said he was calling police, Thompson and the woman got back in Thompson's van and Thompson drove to pick up a friend in Chicago, according to documents.

About 10 a.m., they returned to the bank and the woman attempted to slip a note that said, "Tell me to come inside," in with her withdrawal slip for $600, records allege.

Thompson allegedly found the note and threw it on the floorboard before submitted the rest of the paperwork to a teller. As the teller sent the money out, the woman ran from Thompson, records state.

The teller asked Thompson where she was going, and he replied he didn't know and drove off.

Thompson was wanted on an arrest warrant Wednesday. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call their local police or 911.

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