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Indiana State Police-Lowell District 13-Lowell, IN
Thursday April 25th, 2013 :: 11:20 a.m. EDT


BP Gas Station Robbed on Indiana Toll Road

Portage, Porter County-Indiana State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred this morning, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the BP Gas Station located at 1 South Toll Plaza on the Indiana Toll Road.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Ronald Davidson revealed that at approximately 3:30 a.m., a black male, described as 6’ 2”, wearing a gray hoodie, dark jeans, and black tennis shoes, came around the counter inside the gas station and brandished a knife at the lone attendant. The employee received non-life threatening lacerations to their forearm. The black male took approximately $600 and fled on foot through the local exit into a sub lot on Plaza Road in Portage. It is believed he may have fled in an unknown vehicle in an unknown direction.

Some evidence was recovered at the scene.

Assisting: Portage Police, Sergeant Mike Young, Trooper Mark Price and ISP Crime Scene Tech Sergeant Lamar Helmuth

Anyone who may have any information about this robbery call Trooper Ronald Davidson at the Indiana State Police Toll Road at 574-206-2931.


All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Indiana State Police-Lowell District 13-Lowell, IN
1550 East 181st Avenue
Lowell, IN 46356

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 219-696-6242

Ann Wojas
Public Information and Recruiting

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