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Attempted robbery, police chase leads to charges against Illinois man

An Illinois man is in the Tippecanoe County Jail after he allegedly tried to break into Lafayette businesses, and then led police on a chase.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018 9:04 AM
Updated: Aug 16, 2018 10:43 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An Illinois man is in the Tippecanoe County Jail after he allegedly tried to break into Lafayette businesses, and then led police on a chase. Calvin Lowe is charged with three counts of attempted burglary and one count of resisting law enforcement.

On Aug. 10, Lafayette police said they found Lowe scoping out businesses on Old US 231. Police said officers saw Lowe crouched down in front of a Mexican grocery store. Officers also noticed the locks on that business and several others had been tampered with.

Lowe allegedly placed objects in a car and drove off, according to police. When LPD tried to pull him over, police said he allegedly began to speed up. A pursuit lasted into Clinton County, where officers were able to stop his car.

Court documents show Lowe admitted he drove around the Lafayette area looking for businesses to break into.

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