by Ken Davidson
Schererville Crime Watch is confirming that there was an armed home invasion/robbery in the 1200 block of Mackinaw Place last night. The robbery occurred as the victim was returning home and his garage door was still open. Police state that two subjects approached the victim as he attempted to exit his vehicle. One subject blocked the driver’s side door and the other entered the vehicle on the passenger side according to police. The perpetrator on the driver’s side of the vehicle pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded his cell phone and money. After obtaining the items, the assailants fled. The victim was able to view the subjects get into a “dark Chevy Cavalier type vehicle” according to the report.
Anyone with information on any suspicious vehicles in the area last night is urged to contact the Schererville Police Department at 322-5000.
The Gazette is attempting to verify unconfirmed reports of a similar incident in Dyer last night.
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