Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a suspect who remains at large after he allegedly robbed the same Family Dollar in Merrillville on two occasions.
Anton “Face” Haywood, 40, of Milwaukee, remains wanted by police. He and Robert Kyler, of Chicago, face a combined 20 felony charges on allegations they robbed the same Family Dollar in Merrillville.
Haywood and Kyler allegedly robbed Family Dollar in December. Merrillville police arrested Kyler when they found him throwing money on the ground near the crime scene shortly after the first robbery occurred, police said. He is in custody at Lake County Jail.
Haywood robbed the Family Dollar again July 7, when he allegedly violently pistol-whipped and dragged a clerk, according to police.
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A photo lineup positively identified Haywood as being involved in the two armed robberies.
Police say Haywood is at large and considered armed and dangerous. He is known to frequent the south side of Gary. Anyone who sees Haywood is advised to call 911 or their local police department.