businesses located on and just off Indian Boundary Road were burglarized in
a coordinated smash-and-grab operation on Sunday, the Chesterton Police
Department reported this morning.
The CPD identified
the businesses as the Sprint at 301 Indian Boundary Road, the T-Mobile at
305 Indian Boundary Road, and the Verizon Wireless at 705 Plaza Drive.
police, at 2:24 a.m. officers responding to an audible alarm at the Sprint
discovered the glass of the business’ front door broken. Video surveillance
footage subsequently showed a subject enter the building, run directly to
the back room, and attempt to break open a large steel lock box with a pry
bar. No merchandise appears to have been taken from the Sprint, police said,
and the suspect was described as wearing black trousers, a black long-sleeve
shirt, a black hat, and what looked like eye protection or sunglasses.
the Sprint burglary, officers quickly discovered those of the T-Mobile,
located two doors to the west, and the Verizon Wireless.
footage from the T-Mobile showed an unknown vehicle backing up to the
business’ front door and then two suspects breaking the glass door and
entering. The business’ owner advised police that the suspects took
accessories, unspecified packages from the back room, and a display phone.
owner of the Verizon Wireless reported that, after similarly breaking his
business’ glass front door, a suspect or suspects entered and removed two
iPhone 7s, three pairs of Samsung ear buds, one pair of Samsung
noise-canceling ear buds, and a box of trade-in phones.
No estimate of loss
or damage was available.
were limited to an unknown type and quantity of electronic and cellular
devices,” the CPD said. “While the incidents are still under investigation,
it is believed at this time that all three burglaries were committed by the
same persons, who left the scene in an as of yet unknown type of vehicle.”
The Porter Police
Department assisted the CPD at the scene of the three burglaries.