Police believe LaPorte cigarette thefts linked to Porter County cases
Police in LaPorte believe the woman pictured above, at a Chesterton convenience store, stole cigarettes from two LaPorte stores. According to Chesterton police, this woman entered the Speedway at 752 Indian Boundary Road and requested to purchase two cartons of cigarettes. Polices said she swiped what is now known to be a fake credit card, and after the second swipe failed to clear, she grabbed the cigarettes and left the store. Police said she got into the passenger side door of a waiting red four-door vehicle in the parking lot and the unknown driver and the woman drove away running a stoplight during their escape. Anyone with information should contact Detective Lt. Don Maloney at the Chesterton Police Department (219) 926-1136.