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Police Seek Help to Locate Armed Robbery Suspect

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Police in Portage are seeking the public's help regarding an armed robbery that occurred this morning. Portage Police report the incident took place at 4:20am, at the Family Express Gas Station in the 59-hundred block of US 6, when the suspect entered the store with a thin rifle-type weapon, took cash from the register tray and fled on foot. Nearby security cameras captured the suspect running from the store to the west behind the Portage Car Wash where it is believed he entered a waiting vehicle. Police describe the suspect as a white male, in his late teens to early 20's, 5'7” to 5'9”, with a thin build, brown eyes and a clean complexion. The suspect was wearing black gym shoes, with a white design on them, black jeans, a hoodie with Portage Junior Miss softball on the front, with a beanie-type cap pulled down over his head and a red bandana covering his face.
Police report approximately five-minutes before the robbery, a mid 90's red Ford Mustang, possibly a convertible, entered the lot from the west and immediately made a u-turn, exiting the lot then back west on US 6, but it is unknown if this vehicle is involved.

If anyone believes they have information on this robbery they are asked to contact the Portage Police Department, Detective Vaughan at (219) 764-5705.  The normal business line for the department is (219) 762-3122.  

Information can also be called into the WeTip hotline number at 1-800-78-CRIME.


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