INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a series of garage break-ins on the city’s southwest side.
According to neighbors, the break-ins happened a couple of hours past midnight on Thursday. The suspects used crowbars to pry open garage doors in the 1200 block of Biltmore Avenue and Norfolk. Once inside, they targeted tools and items that were easy to take by hand.
It’s believed that the suspects targeted four homes, but the fourth home had a burglary alarm that went off shortly after the burglars stepped inside.
Police responded to the scene, but have yet to make any arrests.
“I’m a working man, stuff cost money now days,” said a victim who wished to remain anonymous.
The victims found some of their items scattered near an alleyway.
It’s estimated that the suspects got away with thousands of dollars worth of tools. As of Thursday evening, police do not have any descriptions of the suspects. Police are encouraging residents to lock their garage doors.
Some suggest purchasing a deadbolt garage door lock to secure your garage. Those locks add a secondary layer of security to your garage door.
Rumors started to swirl in the neighborhood that police made an arrest in this investigation. IMPD confirmed Thursday evening that officers do not have anyone in custody.
The department is currently taking tips using Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (262-8477).