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.
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.