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Arrest in Bank Robbery This Morning

(Michigan City, IN) - Another bank robbery happened this morning in Michigan City. The suspect didn’t get too far when apprehended.


The robbery happened after 9 a.m. at Horizon Bank on 5th and Franklin Streets. The arrest was made outside nearby Flanigan Tire.


One of the workers at Flanigan Tire, who did not want to be identified, said an officer with his lights activated on his police vehicle turned around in the store parking when he saw the suspect and took him into custody at gunpoint.


Mike Hess of Michigan City is a customer of the bank and witnessed the robbery. Hess said he saw a teller who appeared to be crying, speaking to the suspect.


He said the teller appeared even more shaken up, then put her hands up in the air, and the suspect walked out with a bag containing money. Hess said he called the police and followed the suspect on foot while updating a 911 dispatcher on their location.


Hess said he stayed about 20 paces behind the suspect, who ventured down an alley and kept walking. “He never tried to run for anything like that,” he said. Hess said he never saw a gun, but the suspect motioned to his waist as if he had a weapon during the robbery.


The same Horizon Bank branch was robbed on September 30 by a still unknown suspect. Additionally, Members Advantage Credit Union in Michigan City was robbed on September 29. An arrest was later made for the credit union hold-up.

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