Suspect arrested after shoplifting incident involving gun
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.—A suspect is being accused of showing a gun to a loss prevention worker at a store during a shoplifting incident, according to the Michigan City Police Department.
On December 11, around 10:28 a.m., police were called to the Meijer store at 5150 Franklin Street.
Officers learned that a Loss Prevention employee was alerted by an anti-theft deterrent system when a man and a woman tried to leave the store, reports said.
The suspect then displayed a firearm to the employee while leaving the store with property that had not been paid for, according to police.
Police were able to locate 34-year-old Ricky Sansom of LaPorte walking in the store’s parking lot with a woman, according to the Michigan City Police Department.
Sansom and the woman he was with fit the suspect description that an employee gave police, according to reports.
A firearm and other evidence were collected during the investigation.
Sansom was arrested on suspicion of robbery and carrying a handgun without a permit. His bond was set at $25,005 cash and he is due in court on December 15.
Detectives are still looking into the woman’s identity.