Public Assistance Sought as La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Armed Robbery

Alleged Armed Robbery Suspect-Photos provided by La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying an armed robbery suspect who allegedly attempted to rob a Next Door Foods Saturday night.

Police are investigating an armed robbery that reportedly occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th. Continue reading

Armed Robbery Under Investigation in LaPorte County


An armed robbery near the LaPorte/Porter county line is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.

According to a news release, the incident happened this morning around 5:30 a.m. at Gallop’s Marathon. A 59-year-old truck driver told authorities he was sitting in the cab of his semi-truck when the suspect opened the door and pointed a gun at the victim.

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LaPorte Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Jacob Borders
Jacob Borders

Authorities in LaPorte have arrested a man accused of robbing the Family Express on Pine Lake Road Thursday afternoon. Jacob Borders, 35, came into the store around 2:30 p.m., demanded money from the clerk and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t comply, according to a police department news release. She gave him money, and he fled in a tan Ford Explorer. Occupants of that vehicle flagged down officers en route to the call and told them they gave the suspect a ride to Family Express so he could use the ATM. They say Borders got back into the truck, told them he had just robbed the store and they needed to hurry. They told the police they ordered him out of the vehicle and said they believed he went into a home in the 400 block of Pine Lake Avenue. Continue reading

LaPorte Police Investigating Armed Robbery


A LaPorte woman was robbed at knifepoint at her Grove Street apartment Friday morning, according to police there. The 31-year-old victim told them she was walking out her back door onto an enclosed porch around 11:25 a.m. when two Hispanic men wearing black jackets, gloves and ski masks confronted her. One of the men reportedly held a large kitchen knife to her throat, and they demanded money. They got away with a bank card and a small amount of cash. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the LaPorte Police Department at 219-362-9446or visit to submit a crime tip. You can remain anonymous while providing important information to help make your community safer. Please be as specific as you can about the activity you are reporting.


LaPorte Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspects

police investigation 2LaPorte Police are searching for two masked suspects who robbed a restaurant at gunpoint Friday night. Officers responded to the Little Caesar’s on Monroe Street at 11:17 p.m. Victims told police they were cleaning up for the night when two masked suspects wearing all black clothing came inside. They displayed a handgun, demanded money, forced the victims into a restroom and fled. One of the suspects was described as skinny and the other as heavy-set.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact LaPorte Police Detective Brian Phillips at 219-362-9446, Ext. 205, or at to submit a crime tip. You can remain anonymous while providing important information to help make your community safer. Please be as specific as you can about the activity you are reporting.


Charges filed against Karma robbery suspect

 The 17-year-old Grovertown man police say robbed a Plymouth store at knifepoint will be charged as an adult. Corey Michael Sobieck is charged with armed robbery and intimidation. Both are class B felonies, and each carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. Police say Sobieck walked into the Karma Records store about 5:20 Monday evening, brandished a knife at the clerk, threatened to murder her and grabbed cash from the register. Plymouth Police apprehended him a short time later and recovered the knife in some nearby weeds. Sobieck is also on juvenile probation in Starke Circuit Court for conversion.