VALPARAISO — Police now have the identity of a man they were seeking in the wake of the theft of $1,900 in items from the local Walmart store at 2400 Morthland Drive.

The man was identified Friday after police released photos of him and a vehicle in question, according to the local department. The investigation is reportedly ongoing.

The thefts occurred April 2 and 3, police said.

The man in the photographs entered the store, selected the items, including a large quantity of motor oil, and then left without attempting to pay, police said.

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The man left the area in a white Chrysler PT Cruiser each time, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Detective Jason Hamilton at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message.

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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.