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Schererville police seek public's help identifying man suspected of shoplifting at T.J. Maxx

This man is suspected of stealing items on Jan. 5 from the T.J. Maxx in Schererville. 

SCHERERVILLE — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a male suspected of stealing items on Jan. 5 from T.J. Maxx in the Town Square Shopping Center on Main Street.

The man is accused of entering the store at 4:16 p.m. Jan. 5, retrieving a shopping cart and concealing items inside a black sweatshirt he placed in his cart.

Police said the man tried to leave the store at 4:32 p.m. without paying when the loss prevention manager attempted to stop him. The suspect fled through the front doors on foot to a bicycle parked outside the business. 

The suspect is a white male believed to be in his 20s and was wearing a brown coat. He has a tattoo behind his right ear and a large tattoo on his right hand, police said in a news release. 

Some of the stolen items were recovered, but not all of them.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Schererville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 219-322-5000 or the Crime Tip Hotline at 219-865-4646.

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