Jewelers was the victim of a smash-and-grab burglary on Wednesday, the
second such burglary in less than a week in Porter County.
Valparaiso Police, at 4:46 a.m. officers were dispatched to Binders at 23 E.
Lincolnway, in response to an activated alarm. On their arrival they
discovered that a lower glass pane in the front door had been broken.
are then believed to have entered the business, where they shattered
multiple glass display cases and removed merchandise, police said.
It was not
immediately known how much jewelry was stolen or its value.
The Binders job
occurred two days after a similar burglary, on Monday, of Jeffrey’s Jewelers
at 330 W. U.S. Highway 30 in Union Township.
According to the
Porter County Sheriff’s Police, at 6:28 a.m. officers were dispatched to the
business, again in response to an activated alarm, and found on their
arrival that the front glass door had been broken. Inside the store two
display cases were shattered and jewelry with an approximate value of $1,000
In this incident
police estimated total damage and loss at $2,850.