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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An investigation is underway after police say a group of suspects hid out in Honey Creek Mall until closing time and then battered a security guard.
The incident happened on Saturday night.
According to the Terre Haute Police Department, two people hid inside the Vendor's Village store inside the mall for several hours, until closing time.
After the mall closed, the suspects reportedly started to gather several items, until they were spotted by a mall guard.
The pair allegedly battered the guard and broke down a set of doors before exiting the mall.
Police say they left the scene in a gray Honda minivan with Pennsylvania plates.
The van was driven by a third suspect.
Officers found the crashed minivan near U.S. 41 and Jessica Drive.
The suspects had already left the scene.
The two suspects inside the mall were described as one Hispanic male and one Hispanic female. The driver of the van was described as a Hispanic male.
News 10 spoke with a representative of Vendor's Village.
He told us they are offering a $1,500 reward for the arrest and conviction for the suspects responsible.
The representative told us he believes all of the items they attempted to steal were recovered, thanks to the alarm and mall security.
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP or police directly at 812-244-2234.