Gas station robbery suspect busted when his getaway vehicle ran out of fuel
LAPORTE, Indiana — Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn’t steal was gas.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a two-lane highway with his vehicle out of fuel. Police say the South Bend-area man’s blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.
Authorities say Harris was arrested not long after he entered the Lacrosse gas station, implied he had a gun and took the items.
Records show Harris is being held in LaPorte County jail. He made a preliminary appearance Friday in LaPorte County Circuit Court on a felony robbery charge.
Attorney information for Harris was not available Saturday.