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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.

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.