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Man charged with carjacking, armed robbery in NW Indiana

Victor Cihonski Jr., 61, was charged with armed robbery, two counts of pointing a firearm and theft, all felonies, Cedar Lake police said.

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Victor Cihonski Jr., 61, is charged with multiple armed robberies and a carjacking between June 14 and June 17, 2019, in northwest Indiana, according to Cedar Lake police.
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A South Bend man was arrested Monday in Cedar Lake, Indiana, after being identified as the suspect in an earlier armed robbery and carjacking.

Victor Cihonski Jr., 61, is charged with armed robbery, two counts of pointing a firearm and theft, all felonies, Cedar Lake police said in a statement.

Victor Cihonski
Victor Cihonski
Cedar Lake police

According to police, Cihonski committed an armed robbery in Lowell, Indiana, Sunday night and a carjacking in Newton County Monday morning. He also used a shotgun to hold up a Zip Foods store the morning of June 14, police said.

He was arrested in the same clothes he wore during that robbery and was found in possession of the shotgun, police said.

Cihonski is being held at Lake County Jail, police said.

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