Schererville, Indiana

From Merrillville’s of October 19, 2007

Robber’s victims turn tables, shoot as he flees

A would-be robber got more than he bargained Wednesday night, when his victims fought back and shot at him as he fled from a bank parking lot.

The victims were dropping off a night deposit at First Midwest across from the Highland Grove shopping center around 8:30 p.m. when they were approached by a slender man in a dark hooded sweatshirt, Detective Mark Santino said.

The man demanded the money, then scuffled with the two men before turning to run, Santino said. As the man ran off, one of the victims pulled out a handgun and fired several shots.

The robber fired back, but neither appear to have been wounded.

Police from Highland and Schererville searched near the scene for more than an hour, but did not find the suspect.

Santino said investigators have leads on several suspects.


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