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Valparaiso Police seek owner of Mazda pickup truck

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The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a Mazda truck seen leaving the area of Porter Starke Services, 2301 Cumberland Drive, after it was robbed on the morning of Friday, Jan. 3.

Police hope that the truck’s owner may have witnessed the robbery or have information which investigators might find valuable.

The truck is believed to be a “very unique” late model (1989-92) Mazda B series extended cab pickup truck, black or dark blue in color with a graphic design or pin striping on the doors. The truck is also believed to have aftermarket rims and tires.

Anyone with information about this truck’s owner is asked to contact the VPD at (219) 462-2135 or to text a tip to TIP411 (847-411) and enter the keyword “VALPO” into the message field prior to submitting the tip.

Information can also be emailed to Lt. John Ross at or Sgt. Jeff Balon at


Posted 1/22/2014