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BHPD: Armed thieves rifle vehicles at Harbor Trails

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An expensive medical device, a laptop, and textbooks were stolen from a vehicle early Tuesday morning in the Harbor Trails subdivision, apparently by a crew of armed thieves, the Burns Harbor Police Department is reporting.

According to police, sometime between 1 and 2 a.m. a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Carol Street was entered and a SonoSim ultrasound machine valued at $20,000, a Lenovo laptop computer valued at $500, and textbooks valued at $900 stolen. The victim advised police that “she normally never leaves these items in her car due to the value of them.”

The laptop and SonoSim belong to the Cardinal Tech Ultrasound School in Crown Point.

Police said that video surveillance caught images of dark-colored SUV in the neighborhood, “with four to five suspects running through the subdivision checking door handles for unlocked vehicles.”

“The suspects in the video appear to be armed with guns,” police said.

There were six other reports of unlocked vehicles entered and rifled but nothing was reported stolen, police said.


Posted 1/16/2020




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