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Armed robbery charges filed
Felony charges were filed Thursday against Timothy Bell, 18, of Chicago, for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery Monday.
Dyer police claim Bell was the driver and gunman in a heist that took place shortly before 1:41 p.m. The two victims' Pontiac Grand Prix was rear-ended by a white Pontiac Bonneville on U.*. 30 near Joliet Street, and when the cars pulled over into the nearby Krazy Kaplan'* parking lot, Bell held the men up with a shotgun, police say, and took the keys to the Grand Prix.
Cmdr. Ken Croft, Dyer Police Department spokesman, said they received a tip that led them to Bell'* address.
Police have not said how much money was stolen, or if the suspect and the victims knew each other. The money was to be deposited at Chase bank in Dyer for Harbor Freight Tools in Schererville, according to court documents. Two other passengers in Bell'* car have yet to be identified, Croft said, and Bell is still at large.
Bell faces seven felony charges, four for criminal confinement, one for robbery, one for battery, and one for attempted robbery for trying to steal a cell phone.