Hammond Police Seek Suspect in a String of Armed Robberies

Hammond Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying and locating the suspect pictured below. Click for full-sized image:

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

December 13, 2017-Hammond Police say they are investigating three recent armed robberies and they believe the same suspect committed all three. According to Lt. Kellogg of the Hammond Police Department, The first occurred on Dec 9th at approximately 2:05 pm at the KFC located in the 2700 block of 169th Street. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 20-30 years-old, 5’8″ to 6′ tall and 140 pounds. He was wearing a black Northwestern hooded sweatshirt, a black mask, and sunglasses. The suspect entered the business and lifted his shirt
displaying a firearm. He gave a note to the cashier demanding money. He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled west from the restaurant.

On Dec. 12th, at approximately 5:46 pm, a male matching this same description and wearing the same clothing, entered the Burger King located in the 1800 block of Indianapolis Blvd. He again produced a note demanding money and threatened the cashier. He fled the location before he could obtain money.

A 3rd Robbery took place shortly after this and just a few blocks away. This one took place on Dec. 12 at approximately 8:50 pm at the Subway located in the 1400 block of Indianapolis Blvd. The suspect matching the same description displayed a handgun and demanded money. He fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money.

These robberies are under investigation but Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect shown here in the photograph. If anyone has information about these crimes, or may possibly be able to identify the suspect, we ask them to call Detective Sgt. Stephen Guernsey at 219-852-2978.

All criminal suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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