Multiple police agencies near the Indiana-Illinois border say they believe the same three people committed a recent string of armed robberies at retail stores and restaurants.
The Munster Police Department is working with Illinois police departments in Lansing, Midlothian and Harvey to investigate the robberies, according to a news release from the Lansing Police Department.
The series of armed robberies occurred the past several weeks, with the first taking place Jan. 10 at a T-Mobile store in Harvey.
The Burger King in Munster was robbed at about 9 p.m. Jan. 14, and was followed up by a robbery less than an hour later at Family Dollar, 17829 Burnham Ave., in Lansing.
A fourth armed robbery occurred at about 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Dollar General store in Midlothian.
A Family Dollar store clerk was shot in the leg in the Lansing armed robbery. Three male suspects entered the store about 10 minutes before closing and demanded money. One of the men fired a gun at the clerk, took money and fled through a parking lot.
One of the three suspects who was armed with a gun was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white trim and black sweat pants with white stripes down the leg.
A second suspect was wearing all black and had a distinctive brown backpack with light colored trim. The third suspect was wearing all black clothes with white and gold shoes and acted as a lookout during the robbery, police said.
The Lansing Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is requesting that anyone with information about any one of these armed robberies contact the Lansing Police Department at 708-895-7150.