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Merrillville Man Charged With Attempted Armed Robbery

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CROWN POINT, Ind.(STMW) — A man was charged after an attempted armed robbery in Hammond in September, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

Deandre Deshon Brown, 21, of the 2900 block of West 75th Lane, was charged in a Sept. 21 attempted robbery of a man selling sweet corn from a cart on the street at 2706 165th St., Hammond. The victim told police a man walked up and asked for change, then pulled out what appeared to be a black handgun and demanded money. The man said he didn’t give the gunman any money, but ran into a nearby store and called police.

Brown admitted he pulled out a BB gun and demanded money, the probable cause affidavit states.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)