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Alley meetup with friend results in carjacking, police say

Alley meetup with friend results in carjacking, police say

STOCK Police - Highland

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HIGHLAND — A recent meetup in an alley resulted in a carjacking at gunpoint and charges pending against one person so far, police said.

A 19-year-old Highland man told police he had arranged to meet a friend in the alley behind the Sixers Gas Station on Kennedy Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday before going to play basketball.

Join Tristan DeFord, Jami Rieck, and Nancy Zakutanksky on a shift working for Superior Ambulance in Merrillville.

After the man met his friend, two masked males showed up. While one pointed a black handgun at the man, they went through his pockets and took belongings, including his car keys, police said.

The friend then rummaged through the man's bag and one of the masked males drove away in the car while the other two fled on foot.

"The victim was not hurt in this incident," police said.

Police said they have identified the friend and charges are pending.

The investigation into the incident continues.


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Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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