Four shoplifters appear to have been mostly foiled in their attempt on
Thursday to make a big haul from the Kmart on Indian Boundary Road, dumping
stolen merchandise as they fled the store, Chesterton Police said.
But they did make good on their escape.
According to police, at 8:58 p.m. an employee observed four female subjects
stuffing merchandise into diaper bags and requested security in an
announcement over the intercom. The four “heard the overhead announcement”
and promptly began removing the merchandise from the bags, then headed for
the exit, dropping items from their pockets--underwear and lip gloss--on the
One of the suspects “came in wearing a white jacket with the security tags
on it and left the jacket in the women’s section of the store,” police said.
“The jacket is the same type of jacket that Kmart sells. The jacket possibly
came from a Valparaiso Kmart, where a similar shoplifting incident took
The four then entered a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo and managed to back into a
parked car as they fled the scene, police said. They were last seen
westbound on Indian Boundary Road.
The suspects were described as black females, with varying builds, one
wearing a white jacket, one a black jacket, and one a purple jacket or
It is unclear whether the four did leave with stolen merchandise and if so
what it was.