Burglary at University Park Mall nets thieves $20,000 of phones, tablets www.privateofficer.com
Mishawaka Police are trying to figure out how anyone got inside the mall after hours. By the time the mall opened on Saturday, the U.S. Cellular kiosk was short plenty of items.
An employee discovered that 52 smart-phones and tablets had been taken overnight.
There was damage to some of the cabinets at the kiosk that appeared to be pried open somehow. But, no actual money was taken.
University Park Mall officials declined to comment on the incident. Police tell Newscenter 16 that they are trying to get surveillance video from that night to get a better idea of how this all occurred.
U.S. Cellular sent this statement regarding the incident: “We are cooperating fully with law enforcement and cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.”
Police are also limited as to what they can and cannot say because they are still reviewing what happened and continuing their investigation.
This is a substantial number of items stolen. They say they hope to get leads on this as soon as possible.
About two weeks ago, there was an apparent theft attempt at the mall. The suspects had actually piled merchandise up but did not manage to get out of the mall with it. Still, police said they do not think these two incidents are related.