Family determined to live in Indy despite two break-ins

(Provided Photo/The Jeffers)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Stephen and Malina Jeffers love living in Indianapolis. The couple bought their north side home eight years ago along the 2700 block of Highland Place. Their two-story home is filled with charm from the 1920’s era and it’s nestled in between the Children’s Museum and Ivy Tech.

“I’m an Indy girl and an advocate for the city and all it has to offer,” said Malina.

In 2013, thieves robbed the family of their sense of comfort by swiping electronics and even piggy banks.

“It’s pretty frustrating, you want to make sure you are protecting your family. First and foremost is safety,” said Stephen.

The Jeffers stayed in their home and continued to tout the benefits of living in the urban core; however, last weekend thieves struck again. This time the family has decided to move, but they refuse to leave Indy.

“We love the city, we can live anywhere but Indianapolis is home,” said Malina.

According the Mapping Application for Public Safety (formerly known as CrimeView), there has been seven break-ins near Highland Place in the past six months.

Through the years, Malina founded Mosaic City. The organization is geared toward making Indianapolis better by creating cultural programs in the city. The group specializes in attracting residents to not only visit Indy, but to live and buy homes in the city.

If you would like to learn more about Mosaic City, check out the group’s Twitter @MosaicCity.

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