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Robber poses as delivery man, robs Hammond store of coins, jewelry

Six figures worth of collectible coins and jewelry was stolen at gun point from a northwest Indiana shop Monday morning.

The suspect showed up to J & J Coins in Hammond just after 8 a.m. disguised as a UPS delivery driver.  An employee buzzed him in, even helps the guy with his boxes, until he reaches into one and pulls out a shotgun.

The robber then bound the man with zip-ties on his hand and feet.  He then took his time in the store, picking and choosing from an array of coins and jewelry for over an hour.

hammond-robberThe suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s. about 5’8 and 200 lbs.  It’s believed he fled in a 4-door green Ford Taurus.  There’s a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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6 Comments to “Robber poses as delivery man, robs Hammond store of coins, jewelry”

    Joe S. said:
    May 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    This is horrible. I hope they catch that crook. He should be put away for 20 plus years.

    Packsack said:
    May 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Easier to rob store than banks as they have very little cash in the drawers.

    dave said:
    May 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Freedom

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