Police search for suspect in NYE smash-and-grab from SUV

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Police have asked for the public’s help to find a suspect in a theft from a vehicle that was in the lot of a north-side bowling alley on New Year’s Eve.

Fort Wayne Police are looking for a suspect in a theft at Crazy Pinz on Dec. 31, 2016.
Fort Wayne Police are looking for a suspect in a theft at Crazy Pinz on Dec. 31, 2016.

Police were called Dec. 31 to Crazy Pinz along Northland Boulevard on a report of a theft from a vehicle there. According to a police report, a man said that just after 9 p.m. he came out to his 2010 Acura MDX and found the back window had been smashed out.

The man said his wife’s purse, which had been tucked under a passenger seat in the SUV, had been taken.

Police were able to gather footage from a surveillance camera at the bowling center, according to the report. Surveillance photos taken at a local retail store after the break-in were released by Fort Wayne Police on Tuesday, and showed a man in a black hooded jacket.

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

Fort Wayne Police are looking for a suspect in a theft at Crazy Pinz on Dec. 31, 2016.
Fort Wayne Police are looking for a suspect in a theft at Crazy Pinz on Dec. 31, 2016.