LaPorte Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ryan A. Foster
Ryan A. Foster

Authorities in LaPorte have made an arrest in connection with Sunday’s armed robbery at Mae’s Mart on Monroe Street.

Members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team, or F.A.S.T., arrested 23-year-old Ryan A. Foster of Rolling Prairie without incident in South Bend on Tuesday. He’s charged with armed robbery as a Level 3 felony.

Foster is accused of demanding the contents of the cash drawer from the store clerk at knifepoint just before 10 p.m. Sunday. During an ensuing struggle the clerk’s hand was cut. He was treated at IU Health LaPorte Hospital and released.

Foster is due to appear in LaPorte Circuit Court on Friday.