Home Invasion In Lake Dale Area Tuesday

Lake County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating a complaint of a possible home invasion today in the Lake Dalecarlia area in the southern portion of Lake County, according to Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr.

A resident told police two male subjects posing as NIPSCO employees forced their way into her home and restrained her then ransacked the home.

The resident was evaluated at a local hospital.

The suspects are described as:
-White male, stocky with a large stomach. Wearing a yellow and orange reflective vest, a white mask and tan work boots.

-Black male, slender. Wearing dark, loose blue jeans and white medical mask. His hair was in short braids.

-Approximate age of both men in their late 20s early 30s.

The men were believed to have been traveling in a yellow rental box truck with a Penske logo.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call our Report-A-Crime Hotline at 1-800-750-2746.

NIPSCO representatives are aware of scammers pretending to be NIPSCO employees. Residents who have questions about people claiming to represent NIPSCO should call the utility’s customer care team at 1-800-464-7726.

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