LOWELL | A Charter Arms .44-caliber Special Bulldog handgun and jewelry were taken from a home in the 500 block of North Nichols during a Friday burglary.
“Of course needless to say we're extremely concerned that such a powerful handgun is unaccounted for,” Assistant Chief James Woestman said.
Woestman said the burglary is believed to have been committed at approximately 12:30 p.m. He said a witness said there was a white man with a thin build wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and bluejeans acting suspiciously in the area. The suspicious male is described as being in his late teens or early 20s, Woestman said.
Forced entry was made through the home's front door, he said.
Woestman said the burglary does not appear to be related to the burglaries reported Oct. 11 and 22. A suspect has been identified in at least one of these burglaries and numerous charges related to it are expected to be filed at the conclusion of an investigation, Woestman said.
Anyone with information regarding the burglaries should contact Detective David Lee or Woestman at (219) 696-0411.
“Anyone observing suspicious persons or vehicles is asked to report them immediately,” Woestman said.