IndyHumane asking public for help after break-ins

(Provided Photo/IndyHumane)
(Provided Photo/IndyHumane)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Humane Society of Indianapolis is asking for the public’s help after two break-ins happened in December of last year and this January.

According to a release, three burglars broke into and stole from the IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center, located at 456 North Holmes Avenue, taking tools, equipment and a small amount of cash. Police say the first overnight robbery was on Dec. 11.

Burglars were wearing heavy winter clothing with hoods pulled up around their faces, the release said.

Police say during the Dec. 11 burglary, a fourth accomplice stood guard outside the clinic. During that incident, the cameras in the facility captured the burglars walking inside and monitored their movement indoors, but motion sensors and entry alarms in the building did not properly function. Because of that, IMPD was not notified of the incident right away.

A second break-in happened on Jan. 19, in which the burglars broke a window to get indoors. They left once alarms sounded. Windows and doors have since been reinforced, and security equipment has been re-calibrated to be more effective.

No people or animals were harmed during either break-in.  Officials with IndyHumane are asking for the public’s help with identifying the burglars.

Anyone with information can contact Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or submit tips online at www.crimetips.org.

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