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Schererville car break-in suspects used stolen cards for over $2,000 in purchases, police say

Schererville car break-in suspects used stolen cards for over $2,000 in purchases, police say

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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.

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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.

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