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07/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gary Teen Charged In Daylight Murder Of Gas Station Clerk (WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO)

A Gary, Ind., teen was charged Monday with murdering a gas station attendant during a robbery attempt that was caught on camera last week.

Stephen Michael Haines, 18, is being held without bond for the murder of 26-year-old Gurjeet Singh. Police said the surveillance footage, which they released in the hopes that it would generate leads, helped track down Haines, the Tribune reports:

Someone gave police Haines' nickname, "Lil Mike," and investigators were able to track him down because Haines had been arrested before.

After determining the teen's identification, Gary fire officials received a report of a car on fire. The car matched the one that appeared on the video, and police discovered it was registered to Haines' mother.

The surveillance video appears to show only the slightest struggle.

"It was senseless. And really all homicides are senseless but what we gather from this, there was very little resistance," Gary Police Department Commander Anthony Titus told CBS 2 last week. "It didn't have to end the way it did."

Watch the surveillance video: