Hoosier held in Hesperia heist
From our friends at the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office:
On 8/23/2021 at 8:27pm NCSO Deputies and Hesperia PD responded to an armed robbery in progress at a marijuana dispensary south of Hesperia. Two employees at the dispensary were robbed at gunpoint and tied up with zip-ties. The suspects left the robbery in a red Dodge Charger before police arrived. A suspect was quickly developed and a statewide broadcast was put out for the Charger.
Three Rivers Police Department in St. Joseph County attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description. One of the two suspects was immediately apprehended while the other fled on foot. A search is ongoing for the second suspect. The stolen marijuana from the dispensary was found inside the vehicle.
The suspect in custody is being lodged at the Newaygo County Jail for multiple felony charges including armed robbery. Charges will be sought for the second suspect pending his capture. Both suspects are from northern Indiana.