MERRILLVILLE | Two people are accused of stealing more than $27,000 worth of jewelry from Meijer.
Terrence Peoples, 18, of Gary, and a juvenile were charged with two counts of theft, police said.
Court documents state the pair took about $13,350 worth of jewelry June 19 from the store on U.S. 30 near Merrillville Road. They also took about $13,805 worth of jewelry June 21, documents state.
The two were identified as suspects in the thefts after they arrested June 25 in connection with a conversion at Meijer, documents state.
Police said a third person is believed to be involved in one of the thefts, but investigators still are working to identify the person.