Suspects Sought in Attempted Home Invasion, Kidnapping in NW Indiana
Police in the town of Dyer in northwest Indiana are searching for three suspects believed to be involved in an attempted home invasion and kidnapping Monday night.
Dyer Police Detective Commander Joe Cinko says officers were called to a home in the 200 block of Buttercup Lane after 10 p.m. on a report of an attempted home invasion. Cinko says the homeowner was attempting to leave his home when a black male suspect tried to force his way inside. The homeowner closed the door and ran upstairs to call police.
As the homeowner was talking to police, his 37-year-old brother arrived. Cinko says that man was forced back into his car at gunpoint by two black males. The victim was blindfolded and taken to a building where the suspects threatened to harm him if he didn't tell them where they could get a hold of "suspect drugs." The victim told the suspects he didn't know and was released unharmed several hours later.
The suspects told the man where he could find his car. He was able to locate it and eventually flagged down a Hammond Police officer to tell him what happened.
One of the suspects is described as a tall black male, light-skinned and chunky. He was wearing a white t-shirt and gray jogging pants. Another suspect is described as a black male wearing a black ski mask, dark pants and dark shirt. A description of the third suspect is unknown since the victim was blindfolded and couldn't see him.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Dyer Police Department at (219) 865-1163.