Man accused of armed robbery at grocery store on Hively Avenue

ELKHART, Ind. - A man was arrested after allegedly holding a knife to a woman's neck while trying to rob her at a Kroger on Hively Avenue Sunday, according to the Elkhart Police Department.

At 4:36 p.m., officers were called to the store, in the 100 block of W. Hively, for a robbery in progress.

The caller told dispatch that the suspect had a knife and was last seen running behind the store and hopped a fence before continuing northbound toward Benham Avenue.

According to the victim, the suspect got into the backseat of her vehicle while she was also inside the vehicle with her daughter in the Kroger parking lot.

The suspect demanded the keys to the vehicle and held a knife to the victim's neck, reports said.

When the victim refused to give him the keys, the suspect allegedly tried to cut both her and her daughter.

He then took the victim's purse and left the area, police said.

An officer found the purse in a recycling/trash container and returned it to the victim.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Charles Miller, was located in a residential yard in the 200 block of Thorndale Drive and arrested on the charge of robbery with a deadly weapon.

He was booked into the Elkhart County Jail.

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