LaPorte Man Arrested after Armed Robbery Incident

 Officers from the LaPorte City Police Department were called to an armed robbery incident yesterday morning at the First Trust Credit Union on J. Street just before 10 a.m.

Witnesses told police that a man wearing a gray hoodie with a blue bandana over his face displayed a knife and demanded money. He then fled the scene in a vehicle.

The suspect, Nick Zupko, 22 of LaPorte, later crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Silverbrook and Greenwood Avenue. With the help of observant citizens, LaPorte City and LaPorte County police located Zupko and he was taken into custody.

Zupko has been booked into the LaPorte County Jail on a preliminary charge of Armed Robbery, a Class B Felony.