IPFW University Police ask for public’s help in identifying theft suspect

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News release from IPFW:

University Police Ask for Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

University Police at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a theft on the campus this spring.

University Police Detective Sergeant Cleveland Inge said on March 21, a young white male was observed “casing” cars in one of the university’s parking garages. The suspect removed a purse from the interior of an IPFW student’s car and left campus in what is described as a black 4-door vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen Passat. The suspect drove to Star Bank on Coventry Lane in Fort Wayne and tried several times to withdraw money from the victim’s account using the victim’s debit card. The suspect and another white male passenger in the vehicle’s front seat were photographed by bank security cameras. The passenger can be seen trying to cover his face from the camera.

The driver is described as a male white, 18 to 23 years of age, with a short haircut and no facial hair. The vehicle the suspect was driving is described as a black 4-door sedan that looks similar to a VW Passat.

Photographs taken by bank surveillance are available for viewing at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ipfw/sets/72157630885030242/.

If anyone has any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact Det. Sgt. Inge at 260-481-0737, 260-481-6827, or ingec@ipfw.edu.

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