Hammond Police Allege 3 Committed Two Armed Robberies

Charged with two counts of armed robbery:
Kizzy Jones, Age 37, of Chicago: Donnelle Douglas age 25, of Chicago: Dareece Dunn, age 30 of Chicago

June 17, 2017-Hammond Police Lt. Steven Kellogg says that “Hammond Indiana police department caught three robbery suspects involved in two different robberies overnight.” Early Saturday morning at 5:50 a.m. a male entered the White Castle Restaurant located in the 4600 block of Calumet Avenue in Hammond. “The cashier stated that when she opened the cash register the male pulled out a gun and demanded money. The suspect fled with the money. The cashier described the male as a black male approximately 5-5 to 5-6 in height, black shirt, black pants and dreaded hair that was pulled back. The male also had a tattoo on his right cheek” according to the report.

Hammond Police converged on the scene and began a search of the area. Officers soon found a male subject matching the description on Hudson Street. According to Lt. Kellogg, the subject was carrying a handgun. Officers then located a second suspect walking in the area. The report contiues, “upon checking the area, officers located another male crossing Calumet Avenue and stopped to identify him as possibly involved. Upon interviewing this male officers located a
female in the area who was inquiring about the males. The investigation led to officers locating Newport cigarettes and a cash register drawer in the female’s vehicle. Hammond police then learned of an earlier robbery that occurred at a 711 store in the 800 block of Broad Street in Griffith. Working with Griffith Police Dept. detectives, Officers determined this property was from that earlier in the evening. All 3 suspects were arrested at the scene.

The investigation continued for Hammond and Griffith detectives well into the day and just resulted in charges being filed on Donnelle Douglas age 25 for 2 counts of Armed Robbery to include the 711 and the White Castle robberies. Dareece Dunn, age 30 was also charged with 2 counts of Armed Robbery to include the 711 and the White Castle robberies. The female, Kizzy Jones, age 37 was charged with 2 counts of Assisting a Criminal in conjunction with both robberies. All 3 of the Robbery suspects are from Chicago, Illinois.

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