Eight storage units broken into over weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Eight storage units at U-STOR off Rockville Road on the city’s west side were broken into over the weekend, according to police. One victim reported having $9,000 worth of jewelry stolen.

Police didn’t release any information on how the suspects got inside the U-STOR facility, but did say the locks were cut. Although it’s fenced in, 24-Hour News 8 found a hole along one side that’s big enough for a person to fit through.

Drivers need to have a code to get past the yellow arm out front, but it might not stop someone on foot. Although there are surveillance cameras and a manager who lives on site, police have no information on what the suspects look like.

IMPD officials said as of Monday afternoon, only two victims have come forward.

This issue has one customer wondering if she should keep her belongings there any longer.

Jane Calvert said she saw a police officer in the far end of the facility this weekend.

“I thought a police officer owned the facility, I didn’t know there was a burglary,” she said.

David Hillebrand was a victim in 2012, when two men cut through a fence at a public storage facility in Beech Grove.

“You think you have a padlock on something and it’s secure and you pull up and everything valuable is gone,” David Hillebrand said.

Luckily for him, they were caught in the act a few days later and his items were returned.

Here are more ways police recommend to best protect your belongings:

  • Hide your most valuable items so thieves can’t see them
  • Document your items by taking pictures
  • Record the serial number on items that have one
  • Get insurance and use a heavy-duty lock
  • Ask the storage facility about its safety/security procedures

If you have any information on this incident, call IMPD.

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