1 in custody after security guard killed in Gary bank robbery

Investigators believe the security guard was approached outside and may have been ambushed, authorities said.

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Two men face federal charges in connection with a bank robbery June 11, 2021, where a security guard was fatally shot in Gary, Indiana.

First Midwest Bank at 1975 W. Ridge Rd. in Gary, Indiana.

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A person was arrested after a security guard was killed during an apparent bank robbery Friday in Gary, Indiana.

Two armed male suspects ambushed and shot the security guard outside First Midwest Bank, 1975 W Ridge Rd., according to the Lake County, Indiana sheriff’s office.

The gunmen then entered the bank and demanded money, the sheriff’s office said.

The security guard was identified as 55-year-old Richard Castellana of Tinley Park, according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

The sheriff’s office used K-9 units to track down the gunmen, the sheriff’s office said. Hours later, officers took one of the suspects into custody.

The FBI is investigating.

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