Robbery at Deals (5-11-15)

Whiting PD was detailed to the Deal Store in reference to a robbery in progress.  The caller reported that a female entered the store with a ski mask on and pointed an object at the cashier and requested the money out of the cash register.  The manager of the store tackled the female and held her to the ground until police arrived at the scene.  Lt. Tobias, Sgt. Sopo and Ofc. Delgado arrested Christine M. Smith of 1428 Fischrupp Avenue, Whiting, IN for Robbery.  Officers reported that she entered the store with a pair of panty hose over her face and pointed a black glove with a pipe in the finger at the cashier.  She was transported tot he Whiting PD pending transport to the Lake County Jail.