HOBART — Police have a 45-year-old Portage man in custody after he allegedly robbed the Family Express near 37th Avenue and County Line Road at gunpoint Thursday.
Hobart police were dispatched at 1:23 p.m. to the general store in response to an armed robbery that had just occurred, according to Lt. James Gonzales. At one point, the suspect brandished a handgun at a store clerk, police said.
Officers quickly set up a perimeter and a K-9 was deployed to track the suspect.
The K-9 team was led to a trailer in Camelot Estates, where law enforcement encountered a person in the trailer.
As police interviewed the person in the trailer, the father of the individual being interviewed arrived on scene and was identified as a possible suspect, Gonzales said.
"The father subsequently admitted to a Portage police detective that he was involved with the robbery," Gonzales added.
He was taken into custody.
Further information will be released upon the suspect being charged.