They Got Him! Porter County Sheriff Says Armed Robber in Custody

Country Kitchen in Hebron robbed, officers make arrest of 47 year old Jeffrey John Smar of Hebron

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December 11, 2017-Country Kitchen in Hebron was the victim of an robbery at approximately 11:46 a.m today according to the Porter County Sheriff. Sheriff’s Police believed the suspect in the Country Kitchen robbery was the same suspect in a string of armed robberies. Subsequent to the robbery, Sheriff’s Police obtained a warrant for a residence in the 300 block of County Road 600W. “While near the residence providing surveillance, a male subject was seen walking down the driveway, believed to be Jeffrey John Smar. Smar was taken into custody without incident and transported to Porter County Sheriff for questioning for a string of armed robberies . . . ” according to a statement from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office . Police say they recovered one of the vehicles which was reported at one of the armed robberies at the Smar residence. Smar is being held at the Porter County Jail with no bond according to police.

No statement was issued relating to the second subject who appeared in surveillance videos during the robberies.

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