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Police respond to Southlake Mall after employee reports customer displayed gun

Police respond to Southlake Mall after employee reports customer displayed gun

STOCK - Southlake Mall

STOCK - Southlake Mall

HOBART — Officers responded to Southlake Mall Saturday afternoon after a Foot Locker employee called police. 

At 4:30 p.m. police were called to Southlake Mall to investigate an incident in Foot Locker, said Hobart Capt. James Gonzales. 

An employee at the shoe store said a disagreement happened with a customer at the business. The customer then allegedly displayed a firearm, Gonzales said. 

Shortly before 9 p.m. Friday the suspect vehicle struck the squad car at E. 25th Avenue and Broadway in Gary following a chase on Interstate 80/94. 

No one was injured and the customer left the area before police arrived.

No arrests were made as of Saturday and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect remains unidentified.

Recent arrests booked into Lake County Jail


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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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