Police in Hammond, Ind. arrested a 40-year-old man suspected of robbing the PNC Bank on Capital Avenue SW yesterday morning.
The man, who is not from Michigan, is in the Hammond Police Department Jail, and police will transfer him to the Lake County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Department Jail, pending his return to Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a warrant to extradite him.
With the help of surveillance video in the area of the bank, police determined the man fled the scene in a U-Haul rental truck after the robbery, traveling west on I-94. Through the truck rental information, police identified the suspect, and determined he was at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
The Hammond PD Gang Unit and FBI Gang Response Investigative Team Task Force arrested him Wednesday inside the casino.
Police recovered the gun they believe the man used in the robbery, as well as some of the cash taken. Police confirmed $7,560 was taken from the bank.
Police responded to the robbery at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, after a man came into the bank acting like he wanted to open an account. After some time, he showed a handgun, and took cash from several bank tellers.
Police have no other information to release at this time.