SCHERERVILLE — Police are searching for two people suspected of breaking into a vehicle, stealing a purse from inside and charging over $2,000 to the owner's credit cards.
The vehicle was unattended and parked in a business parking lot when the suspects smashed through a window about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday near 175 West Lincoln Highway, said Schererville Deputy Police Chief Jeff Cook.
Afterward, the suspects used the owner's credit cards to purchase gift cards from stores in Schererville, Highland, Whiting and East Chicago.
They were seen traveling in a small, white SUV, possibly a Volvo, Cook said.
Anyone with more information was urged to contact investigators at 219-865-4646. Callers may remain anonymous.