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LAPORTE — A 21-year-old LaPorte man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing a local mini-mart.

LaPorte city police were called to LaPorte Mini Mart, 2015 Lincolnway, about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

They were told a white male had fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money from the business. Officers attempted to locate the man in the area, but were unable to do so, according to LaPorte police.

Detective Vince Bowman was assigned the case and a suspect was quickly developed.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Phillip Bumpass was taken into custody at his home without incident and charged with felony robbery.

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Porter County Reporter

Joyce has been a reporter for nearly 40 years, including 23 years with The Times. She's a native of Merrillville, but has lived in Portage for 39 years. She covers municipal and school government in Porter County.