Two arrested after Michigan City vape store burglary

Lucy Luna Desmond L. Robinson
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Two people were arrested for burglary after allegedly forcing their way into a vape store and taking several items, the Michigan City Police Department reported.

At 10:15 p.m. Sunday, the LaPorte County Regional Dispatch Center got a call reporting a burglary in progress at a business in the 3300 block of Franklin Street.

Additional information reported that a dark-colored vehicle was heading south on Franklin Street.

Officers began searching the area until a vehicle matching the given description was seen traveling south on Franklin Street.

A traffic stop was performed in the 4100 block of Franklin Street.

As officers spoke with and tried to detain the driver, identified as 54-year-old Lucy Luna of East Chicago, the front passenger, later identified as 43-year-old Desmond L. Robinson of Hammond, got out of the vehicle and began running southeast.

Officers chased Robinson and, with the help of a K9 officer, found Robinson in a nearby marsh area.

During the investigation, officers learned that forced entry was made into the business and several items of value were taken.

Evidence collected in the investigation led to the arrests of Luna and Robinson.

Luna is facing charges of resisting law enforcement and burglary.

Robinson is facing charges of burglary, false identity statement, and resisting law enforcement.

Both are being held at the LaPorte County Jail on a $15,005 bond.

They are due back in court on April 12.

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