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Surveillance photo of a man who threatened to shoot a woman at a Gary train station. | NICTD police

Man threatens to shoot woman during robbery attempt at South Shore station

SHARE Man threatens to shoot woman during robbery attempt at South Shore station
SHARE Man threatens to shoot woman during robbery attempt at South Shore station

A man threatened to shoot a woman during a robbery attempt Wednesday night at a South Shore train station in northwest Indiana.

The woman got off the train at 9:25 p.m. at the Miller Station in Gary, and noticed a man walking toward her as she walked to her car, according to transit police from the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.

The suspect said, “Ma’am, I want your wallet and money. I have a gun and I will shoot you,” according to police.

The woman ran to her vehicle and locked herself inside, police said. The suspect then ran up to her car, paused at her window and with his hand inside his front pocket implied he had a gun.

But he ran away southbound, and the woman drove off when a patrolling transit police squad car pulled into the station.

Transit police and Gary police canvassed the neighborhood, but did not find the suspect, who was wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt with lettering, jeans and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call NICTD police at (219) 398-6000.

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Surveillance photo of the suspect who threatened a woman at a South Shore Line train station Wednesday night. | NICTD police

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