Police say the man pictured below my have stolen an H&K Model AR556 rifle from Blythes Sporting Goods. All criminal suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
January 30, 2018- Griffith Police have released the photo of a suspect who allegedly stole a rifle from Blythe’s Sport Shop located at 138 N Broad St in Griffith at approx 4:15PM on January 19th . According to a statement released by the Griffith Police Department, :Tte subject pictured above is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years of age, wearing a gray hat, black glasses, maroon coat, blue jeans and black shoes. The suspect was reported to have entered into the store and done legitimate business with employees, and then continued to walk around in the store. When employees were otherwise engaged, the subject took the H & K model AR556 rifle (valued at approx $600.00), concealed it under his longer jacket, and exited the store.” According to Police, “the rifle was not discovered to be missing until later and security footage showed the suspect walk out of the store’s West business doors and proceed north in the alley.” The suspect was later observed walking south on Broad Street according to the statement.
Anyone who may have information about this suspect is encouraged to contact Detective John Mowery at the Griffith Police Department at 219-924-7503 ext 256. Anonymous tips may also be left by calling 219-922-3085.