Police say a woman was stabbed and robbed just south of the city of LaPorte when she stopped to help what she thought was a stranded motorist Thursday.
This happened early Thursday afternoon on 250 South near 100 West. John Boyd, LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department chief of detectives, says the woman stopped because she thought the suspect was having trouble with his beige or cream-colored Hyundai Sonata.
The man stabbed her and took her money. Police have yet to arrest a suspect, but Boyd says they have a good description of the culprit.
The suspect is described as white, in his 50s, thin build with shoulder length salt and pepper hair, bushy eye brows that are also salt and pepper. He was not clean shaven, probably hadn't shaved in 2-3 days. He was wearing blue jeans and a red Adidas hoodie with the hood over his head.
Boyd says the victim told police the "S" on the Sonata was missing, and the rear window was tinted. The car had a paper license plate with rust on the driver's side front fender.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital. Boyd says she is doing OK.