Clarification of Incidents Near the Kroger Store

Posted by Speedway Police Department Capt. Jason Dierdorff on Nextdoor:

It has been brought to our attention that there have been some concerns regarding recent posts online involving the Kroger Store in Speedway. The incident that was described to our Department was a young female that was carrying her 18 month old child into the Kroger Store. She was approached by a passenger in a vehicle who took her purse off of her shoulder and fled the area. After review of cases reported to the Speedway Police Department, we have found no reports that match the facts cited in the internet posts.

However, there have been two incidents reported to our Department within the past three weeks that have occurred in the immediate vicinity of the Kroger Store. The first of those incidents involved a person who left her purse on the trunk lid of her vehicle at the Kroger Gas Station. She did not realize her purse was gone until she arrived home later that same day. The second incident involved an elderly female who did have her purse taken by someone in the parking lot outside the Kroger Store on Crawfordsville Road. There is no suspect description of the person that took the purse and the only vehicle description we have is a dark colored car. This is an ongoing investigation.

Officers from the Speedway Police Department patrol the Speedway Shopping Center regularly, but we encourage everyone to contact us at (317) 246-4300 if you see something suspicious. If it is an emergency, always remember to call 911. We also would remind anyone that lives or shops in the Town of Speedway to be vigilant in securing items in their vehicles whether they are at home or around town. A person can do this by ensuring that their vehicles are locked and all items of value are either removed from the vehicle or hidden from outside view.

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