Good news!!!! We arrested two suspects tonight in the Hessville cell phone robberies. Tonight, at about 5:15pm two juveniles were robbed of their cellphones at gunpoint. The incident occurred at 173rd and Grand. Hammond Police Detectives aided by officers from the Northwest Indiana STOPS Team, captured two 17 year old Gary males at an apartment complex 4500 23rd Court in Gary. The stolen cell phones taken from the victims were recovered along with the gun used in the incident. These two are believed to be responsible for 4 or 5 other robberies in Hammond and possibly more robberies in East Chicago and Merrillville.
Chief Brian Miller