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HOBART — Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly committed theft and fraud at two different businesses in Hobart on July 11 and 18. 

In the July 11 incident, a victim met with a Hobart police office regarding his debit card being compromised and being used fraudulently at a business located on the 800 block of West 37th Avenue, Gonzales said in a statement, according to Hobart Police Lt. James Gonzales.

The victim reported that two separate charges were conducted with his debit card number and he suspected someone "skimmed" his credit card number because he still physically possessed his debit card, Gonzales said. 

"I wanted to release the surveillance images shown in the link below to the public in an attempt to ID the suspect committing fraud," Gonzales said. 

The shirt the suspect is wearing appears to have a logo on the upper left chest area that has "West Coast" printed on it.

In the July 18 incident, Hobart police responded to a business located on the 3200 block of East Lincoln Highway in reference to an employee's wallet that had been stolen by a patron at approximately 11:50 p.m.

The victim reported she was working and had placed her wallet on the counter behind the cash register. She stated she noticed her wallet was missing when she went to retrieve it, Gonzales said.  

The victim reported she reviewed surveillance video, which showed the suspect reaching behind the counter, grabbing her wallet, concealing it and exiting the business.

The victim's debit/credit card was later used and money was removed from her account. The vehicle was described as being an orange colored Chevy minivan, Gonzales said. 

Anyone with information on either of the cases can contact Lt. James M. Gonzales at jgonzales@cityofhobart.com or 219-942-4405.

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