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La Porte Man Charged in Armed Store Theft

(Michigan City, IN) - A La Porte man is accused of showing a gun while shoplifting in Michigan City.  According to police, Ricky Sansom, 34, is charged with robbery and carrying a handgun without a permit.


On Friday, police said while at Meijer, Sansom displayed a firearm to a loss prevention employee after he and a female left the store and set off an anti-theft deterrent system. Police said an officer responding to a 911 call quickly located Sansom walking in the Meijer parking lot. A female walking with Sansom fled the area on foot.


A firearm and other evidence collected during this investigation led to Sansom being arrested, police said. He was charged with robbery because of a handgun allegedly being displayed during an act of theft.


Samsom was being held on a $25,000 bond.  He's scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Tuesday. 


The female has not yet been identified, police said. 


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