SCHERERVILLE — Police are investigating purse thefts by a woman from the DSW store located at 131 N. U.S. 41.

The first theft occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. March 7. The second happened at 2:02 p.m. March 8, according to the Police Department. 

The suspect was described as white, about 40 years old and between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 8 inches tall. She has blonde, shoulder-length hair. 

Each time, the woman walks directly to the purse section, grabs between 5 to 7 purses and runs out of the store.

She was seen entering a black 2015 four-door Ford Explorer with unknown Indiana license plates during the March 7 theft.

In the March 8 incident, she was seen entering a white Chevrolet Impala with unknown Indiana license plates.

Anyone who can identify the female suspect should contact officer Buc Weaver 219-322-5000, ext. 579. 

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