Hobart man caught after second robbery on regional bank, police say | Crime and Courts







This photo shows Horizon Bank headquarters in downtown Michigan City.


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MICHIGAN CITY – A Hobart man who was caught Monday morning following a robbery on the downtown Horizon Bank building is facing robbery charges, police said.

Paul Farkas, 52, was arrested not far from the robbery scene and taken to the LaPorte County Jail, Michigan City police said.

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Police said she was over an alarm at Horizon Bank at 515 Franklin St.

Officers in response learned that a man who was later identified as Farkas had received an unknown amount of cash and fled the area on foot, police said.

Farkas was located a short time later in the area of ​​Sixth and Washington Streets, according to police.

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“The perpetrator was arrested and evidence of the robbery was found,” said a police press release.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Michigan City Police Officer Patrick Lewis at 219-874-3221, ext. 1000, or at [email protected]

The same bank location was robbed on September 30th, during which a man obtained an unknown amount of cash and also fled on foot, the police said at the time. The officers were unable to locate the suspect immediately.

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