Arrest made in armed robbery of Marathon on McKinley

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A man was arrested Monday after allegedly robbing the clerk of the Marathon Station on McKinley Avenue in Mishawaka around 5 a.m.

The clerk working at the station told Mishawaka Police a black male wearing a maroon shirt, blue jeans and dreadlocks came into his store, bought a drink and then left.

A few minutes later, a PT Cruiser pulled up to the door and the same man came back into the store and went to the cooler to get a drink, according to the police report.

The man took the drink to the counter and when the clerk opened the cash drawer, pulled out a gun and demanded money, reports said.

The clerk told police the suspect reached into the cash drawer and took approximately $200.

The man got into the vehicle and the vehicle drove away, reports said.

While police were investigating the robbery, the suspect vehicle was located in South Bend, according to reports.

Ladell Nation Hamilton was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

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