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CP hair salon suspect wanted for failing to return to work release facility

Updated: August 16, 2013 11:24PM



Crown Point — The suspect in a Thursday afternoon armed robbery of a city hair salon that was captured by police shortly thereafter is wanted for failing to return to the Lake County Correctional Work Release Facility.

Grant Molden, 24, of Hobart is being held without bond on a warrant issued in Lake County Superior Court for escape, according to Crown Point Police Chief Pete Land. The warrant mandated the suspect be held without bond.

Land said detectives in the robbery case expect to have changes filed with the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office by Monday. Molden was detained by police after they responded to a 911 just after 3:15 p.m. that Platinum Clips Hair Salon in the 1100 block of N. Main Street had been robbed at knifepoint.

Witnesses told police a man armed with a knife robbed the salon and fled southbound on foot, Land said. Police set up a perimeter and discovered Molden, who matched the description given by witnesses.

“During the course of the detectives’ investigation the suspect admitted to his role in the robbery and police recovered the weapon sued in the crime and money stolen from the business,” Land said.



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