UPDATE: Police now calling Mishawaka home invasion a robbery

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

Robert Easton

Robert Easton

Mishawaka, Ind. Police are now referring to a Wednesday night home invasion as a robbery.

It happened in the 500-block of Calhoun Street in Mishawaka around 11 p.m.

Nathaniel Fitzgerald was at home with two other people when a man came to his door asking for his roommate. Fitzgerald said his roommate was not there, and the man left.

He came back shortly after with another man, and they asked Fitzgerald to call his roommate. When he went for the phone, the two men put him in a sleep hold and took him to the ground.

That is when they ran to the room of one of Fitzgerald's roommates and took some cash.

Shortly after, police were able to track down one of the suspects - South Bend native Robert Easton, 25. He worked with one of Fitzgerald's roommates.

"We tracked down the suspect due to the snow," said Mishawaka Police Department Assistant Chief Dan Gebo. "The snow was our best friend when we are trying to chase somebody. There were footprints that led all the way to the suspect".

However, at least one other suspect is still at large. Most of the stolen money has been recovered.

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