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Police: ‘Polite’ home invasion suspects entered through open garage door

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FISHERS, Ind. (December 18, 2013) — Fishers police are telling a drastically different story than originally reported concerning a home invasion robbery Wednesday morning.

Originally, police said a Fishers man called 911 and told police he woke up to a gun to his head. The homeowner on Adam Court told police two armed men broke into his house around 2:40 a.m., threatened him with the gun, then ran away. The victim wasn’t injured and it wasn’t clear Wednesday morning if anything had been taken. Neighbors said a young couple live in the home.

During an update Wednesday morning, police said the story was much different. According to the Fishers Police Department, the home invasion victims had left their garage door open and the door to the home unlocked, making them an easy target. The man also described the invaders as “polite” and told police the men were unarmed.

Fishers police set up a perimeter and a K-9 track but didn’t locate the two men.

A few doors down from where the home invasion happened, two cars were broken into. The woman who lives in that home said she believes whoever went inside the cars was looking for their garage door opener. She said a few things were missing from the vehicles, including a Kindle. Her husband, Brian Thomas, said the cars were ransacked on the inside and some Christmas gifts he hadn’t brought inside yet were stolen.

“It just puts you on high alert, you know make sure you’ve got your doors locked, lock up your house, try not to leave  any entrance into your house or into your car,” said Thomas.

Officers are still investigating if the home invasion and the vehicle break-ins are related.