SOUTH BEND Police have arrested a man who they say stole several cartons of cigarettes from a Mishawaka convenience store.
Indiana State Police chased the suspect to the parking lot of the AM General headquarters on Niles Avenue in South Bend. He then reportedly abandoned his vehicle and jumped into the East Race of the St. Joseph River.
Several departments began to search the river with boats, K9's and flashlights.
South Bend Police spotted the suspect about two hours later, at the intersection of Monroe and LaFayette Blvd. He and his girlfriend, who was reportedly with him at the time of the robbery, are both in police custody.