The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department detectives are currently investigating an attempted robbery of a Leesburg convenience store that occured this weekend. Deputies responded Friday night to the Leesburg Freedom Express gas station on South Main Street. Officers were advised that a male, possibly teenager, had entered the business and attempted to rob the cashier, but was unsuccessful, and fled the business on foot. A weapon was not displayed during the robbery attempt. The man was described as wearing a black, or dark blue colored hoody jacket, a black ski mask, and blue latex gloves. A photo of the suspect has been posted on our website. Citizens with any information are asked to call the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department at 574-267-5667.
Update: Two additional photos have been provided by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department Crime Scene Unit from the Friday evening attempted robbery in Leesburg, Indiana.
K.C.S.D. Detectives stated that additional information obtained from witnesses has determined that the suspect was possibly between 5'5″ and 5'7″ in height, Caucasian male, and is potentially a teenager. Video enhancement from the surveillance footage has also determined that the suspect was wearing a black or dark blue colored zip-up jacket, with what appears to be a white “Air-Jordan/NIKE” embroidered on the front chest, along with a white zipper and white striping near the shoulder areas.
The Winona Lake Police Department K-9 unit had initially tracked the suspect east of the Freedom Express station along Prairie Street, then to an alley before ending near the downtown area of Leesburg.
Citizens with potential information related to the investigation are asked to call the Kosciusko County Central Dispatch Center at 574-267-5667, the K.C.S.D. anonymous TIP line at 574-372-2494, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-342-STOP (7867).