Surveillance video shows daylight smash-and-grab from SUV

Video courtesy Fort Wayne Police Department

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Police have asked for the public’s help to identity two men who broke into a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot and used a credit card stolen in the smash and grab.

Police were called just after 6 p.m. Oct. 11 to Baker Street at 4820 N. Clinton St. on a report of a theft from a 2015 GMC Yukon. There, a woman told police that she had come out of the restaurant to find her passenger side window busted out and her purse and diaper bag had been taken, according to a police report. The woman said her wallet and checkbook was in the purse.

Police then watch the restaurant’s surveillance footage, which showed a tan pickup truck with two men pull into the lot and park next to the SUV. A man then got out of the pickup and struck the SUV’s window with a crowbar, the footage showed. The man then reached in and grabbed the bags.

A half hour later, police said a credit card stolen with the purse was used at a retail store.

On Thursday, police released the surveillance video from Baker Street, as well as a still shot from a retail store that showed another man. Police have asked for the public’s help to identify both men.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).

Police believe this man used a credit card stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of Baker Street at 4820 N. Clinton St. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
Police believe this man used a credit card stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of Baker Street at 4820 N. Clinton St. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.