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