Law & Order: NICTD wants info on train station shooters
Post-Tribune staff reports February 21, 2014 12:30PM
Two suspects were caught on surveillance video using a pellet gun to shoot out windows at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center in downtown Gary on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District police ask anyone who can identify the men to please call their department at (219) 398-6000.
Updated: February 22, 2014 2:04AM
NICTD wants info
on train station shooters
Two young men were caught on surveillance tape as they used a pellet or BB gun to shoot out three windows at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center on Monday afternoon.
Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District police Chief Robert Byrd said no one was injured, but the damage to the windows caused about $2,000 in damage. He is asking the public to help his officers identify the vandals.
About 2 p.m. Monday, the two, both described as black and wearing winter clothes, were firing the gun at glass dividers on the elevated platform of the South Shore train station at 100 W. 4th Ave. downtown. Two of the glass partitions were damaged as well as a third window inside the station.
When passengers began to arrive, the pair put away the gun and left the area, Byrd said.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects is asked to call transit police at 398-6000. Byrd said the calls are confidential.
Delaney resident beaten, robbed
A 42-year-old resident of Delaney Community Housing Development was beaten and robbed near his home Wednesday night, police said.
Marcus Jones was unable to speak because of injury to his jaw, but his wife told police that a man walked up to Jones and said, “Where the money at? Who can I rob?” police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said. The assailant struck Jones in the face with a handgun, knocked him down and kept hitting him with the gun, King said. The man took cash from Jones and fled the area.
Jones was taken to the Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus for treatment.