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Rash of daytime burglaries under investigation

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Police are looking for help solving a rash of recent break-ins at a group of apartment complexes near I-465 and Crawfordsville Road.

Several break-ins have taken place in the past week at complexes along Waterfront Drive, including the Fisherman’s Village and Pebble Point Apartments.

State Trooper Isaac Martinez has recently added his own apartment parking lot to his patrol in response to the burglaries, which are taking place during daylight hours when many people are gone.

“I think that’s what they are feeding off of,” Martinez said. “A lot of people are at work and they know it.”

Martinez says the apartments in the area are typically quiet, but in recent days these are just two of several complexes around the area that have been hit.

“What they have been doing is they have been knocking on doors, and when people don’t answer they take that as an opportunity to break in,” Martinez said.

“The doors are always locked, so if they don’t have a key, they’re prying that door open,” said Dana Andrews, who lives in the Fisherman’s Village Apartments.

A neighbor in the Pebble Point Apartments witnessed a man and a woman leaving the scene of a break-in on Thursday, and she snapped a photo of their vehicle, which appears to be a gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

“We have information and we feel strongly that we’ll be able to catch this car as soon as possible,” Martinez said.

IMPD is now stepping up patrols and officers have been talking to residents about what to look out for. So has Martinez.

“I feel safe when I’m here. But the past few days, just these break-ins, I think what happens is that people need to be more cognizant of what’s going on,” he said. “Because even if they think it’s something that’s maybe not a big deal it could possibly be a break-in or burglary that we’ve been trying to catch.”

If you have any information on the break-ins, please call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.