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Charges Filed in Ski Mask Bandit Case

(Michigan City, IN) - A man is accused of stealing from a Michigan City shopping mall. 25-year-old Austin Kist-Oman was allegedly wearing a ski mask when six pairs of shoes were stolen in what initially appeared to be a robbery.


The shoes were from the Adidas store at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets on the west side. Initially, it was said that a knife was displayed, but later it was determined no weapon was involved.


The suspect was inside the getaway vehicle, quickly stopped by officers swarming the area, according to court documents.  


The Michigan City man is also being held on drug-related charges. Another suspect in the theft case has not been located.

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