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VALPARAISO — Police are investigating a possible armed robbery at Walmart, 2400 E. Morthland Ave. at 7:44 a.m. Sunday.

Sgt. Mike Grennes said a man approached the customer service counter and passed a note to the clerk. The note requested money and stated the man had a gun. The clerk complied and the man fled the store with an undetermined amount of money.

The man was described as a black male, approximately 6 foot tall weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, black baseball cap and glasses. The man was last seen walking through the parking lot towards Steak and Shake.

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Anybody with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Valparaiso Police Department at 219-462-2135 or text information to Tip411 (847-411). Place the key word "Valpo" in the message field prior to sending the information.

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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.