Officers with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to an armed robbery incident at the gas station in Koontz Lake on Monday night.
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin said that four men reportedly entered the building dressed with bullet proof vests and were armed with weapons.
Dulin is asking that residents in the immediate area and surrounding communities make sure doors are locked at all residences as well as cars. He warns that no one should answer the door if guests are not expected.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
UPDATE: As of 12:00 a.m. (12/04), Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin confirmed that authorities were still actively searching for all suspects involved in the apparent robbery.