LAKE COUNTY | A woman checking on the home of vacationing relatives Saturday near Crown Point arrived to find burglars at the Burr Street property.
The woman arrived about 2:30 p.m. at the home in the 11600 block of Burr Street and found two men there removing items from the home, said Patti Van Til, spokeswoman for the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
Van Til said the men fled in a vehicle. The woman was able to provide police with a description of the vehicle and a license plate number. Police later found the vehicle abandoned, Van Til said.
Lake County police searched for the suspects by air using the county helicopter and on foot with the assistance of K-9 officers for more than three hours before calling off the search without finding them.
Van Til urged residents to be alert to suspicious people in their neighborhoods and to call police with any concerns.