Quick response by police leads to arrest of robbery suspect


Michigan City Police were called to a robbery at the Meijer gas station on S. Franklin Street around 11 p.m. Thursday.

Within a minute of the robbery, two Michigan City Police officers arrived to the scene.

They witnessed a clerk give a white male a handful of cash, according to reports.

The suspect, Rickey Gurley, 57, was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Police learned the suspect entered the station in disguise, approached the clerk and put a note on the counter, according to reports.

The suspect then ordered the clerk and two other employees into a back room. The clerk was able to notify the main store of the robbery and they contacted 9-1-1.

Gurley was preliminarily charged with robbery and resisting law enforcement.

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