County, Hammond, NICTD Police Raid Tire Shop

February 3, 2017-The Gazette has confirmed that Lake County Sheriff’s Police, Hammond Police and Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District Police jointly conducted a raid pursuant to a search warrant at Hub Cap World, 6309 Indianapolis Boulevard, Hammond. Both uniformed and plain-clothes officers could be seen checking tires and loading them onto a flat bed tow truck at the scene. Lake County Sheriff’s spokesperson Mark Back stated a report will be issued as soon as the information is received and compiled.

Lake and Porter Counties have seen a rash of tire thefts in recent months and it is believed this raid is related to that case.

This is a breaking story, we will update it as additional information becomes available.

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