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HAMMOND — Police say they have a person in custody after he tried to rob a woman of $5 in the Aldi's parking lot Monday night. 

Hammond police Lt. Steven Kellogg said officers responded about 5:40 p.m. to the parking lot of Aldi's grocery store, 7925 Indianapolis Blvd.

A 56-year-old told police she ran from her vehicle after she saw a man enter from the passenger side. He was able to take about $5 from the victim before fleeing from the area, police said. 

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Officers checked the area and located the suspect, Kellogg said. The suspect was arrested and is awaiting charges. 

The name is being withheld pending formal charges. 

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Northlake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.