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Munster police searching for 2 men after wallet stolen from grocery shopper

Munster police searching for 2 men after wallet stolen from grocery shopper

Munster grocery store theft

The Munster Police Department is seeking to identify two men who are suspected of stealing a woman's wallet while she shopped for groceries.

MUNSTER — Officers are searching for two men who allegedly stole a woman’s wallet while she shopped for groceries and then used her credit card to make unauthorized purchases.

The Munster Police Department released a surveillance image of the two suspects and asked anyone who is able to identify them to contact Detective Justin Palas at 219-836-6629 or

Ride along with Officer Jimmy Weller as he patrols the region's border of Lake Michigan as part of the Lake County Sheriff's Marine Unit. Video by Connor Burge. 

According to police, a woman was shopping at the Jewel-Osco at 716 Ridge Road on the afternoon of Sept. 5 when she had her wallet stolen. The suspects then used a credit card to make the fraudulent purchases.


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Andy is a staff writer with The Times covering public safety and breaking news. Contact him at or 219-933-3250.

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