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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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