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CPD pursues suspected shoplifters to state line

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The Chesterton Police pursued a vehicle from Chesterton to the Michigan state line Tuesday following a shoplifting incident, Chesterton police said.

According to police, at approximately 7:10 p.m. a woman entered the CVS Pharmacy on the southeast corner of Ind. 49 and 1100N, walked to the liquor aisle, put two 750 ml bottles of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon in her purse, and left the store without paying. The woman continued leaving the store though she activated the security sensors at the doors and a manager attempted to follow her, police said.

Police said CVS staff advised the woman left the scene as a passenger in a silver Ford that headed northbound on Ind. 49. Police report an officer intercepted a matching vehicle with occupants matching the suspects’ descriptions in the parking lot of the Jewel-Osco at the northeast corner of Ind. 49 and Indian Boundary Road, and began a pursuit westbound on Indian Boundary that led back to northbound Ind. 49, then onto eastbound I-94. An officer who had been in the nearby Walgreen’s parking lot also joined the pursuit, police said.

The pursuing officers reported the occupants of the vehicle, a tan-colored 2010 Ford Taurus sedan with a handicapped license plate, registered to a Merrillville address, began throwing liquor bottles out of the vehicle at mile-marker 27, throwing a total of eight bottles. Police said they were made aware that neither occupant of the vehicle was the registered owner after running the license plate. The CPD notified the Michigan State Police of the situation and terminated the pursuit at the state line.

Police estimate the loss of two bottles of bourbon from CVS at $80.


Posted 6/14/2019




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