Lake County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating a complaint of a possible home invasion Tuesday in the Lake Dalecarlia area in the southern portion of Lake County.

A resident tells police two male subjects posing as NIPSCO employees forced their way into her home and restrained her then “ransacked” the home.

The resident has been evaluated at a local hospital.

The suspects are described as:

-White male, stocky with a large stomach. Wearing a yellow and orange reflective vest, a white mask and tan work boots.

-Black male, slender. Wearing dark, loose blue jeans and white medical mask. His hair was in short braids.

-Approximate age of both men in their late 20s early 30s.

-Approximate height of both men 6’-6’4”.

Police say the men were believed to have been traveling in a yellow rental van similar to a Ford E-Transit with a Penske logo.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Department’s Report-A-Crime Hotline at 1-800-750-2746. Anonymous tips can be texted to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department on their Tip411 platform. Just text the keyword LSCO and the tip to 847411.

NIPSCO representatives are aware of scammers pretending to be NIPSCO employees. Residents who have questions about people claiming to represent NIPSCO should call the utility’s customer care team at 1-800-464-7726.

The investigation is ongoing.