‘Armed and dangerous’ burglary suspects found at store

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) – Police in DeKalb County have taken a man and woman who they suspect burglarized a business office early Tuesday morning into custody.

Police found Frank E. Lopez and Amanda M. Oberlin, both 37, around noon Wednesday at the Dollar General in Garrett after an employee spotted them and called authorities. The pair was taken into custody and questioned by police, but were not arrested or charged.

Late Tuesday, police said they were searching for Lopez and Oberlin on suspicion they burglarized Auburn Homes, 1112 West 7th Street, between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators said a 380 revolver with an unknown serial number, brown pistol grip, and silver barrel was taken.

Amanda Oberlin, 37
Frank Lopez, 37

Police initially said Lopez and Oberlin should be considered armed and dangerous.

Earlier, police asked that anyone who knew where the two were located to call 911 immediately. They added that Lopez and Oberlin should not be approached.

Police did not provide information on how Lopez and Oberlin know each other or if they’re in some type of relationship.

Anyone with information about the burglary incident can call 911 or the Auburn Police Department at (260) 333-7911.