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Car break-ins hit State Fair’s opening day

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Seventeen cars were smashed into on Friday, the Indiana State Fair’s first day. According to Indiana State Police, items were stolen out of each vehicle after they were broken into. Authorities say the break-ins likely happened sometime during the daytime hours. At this point, no suspects ahve been identified. All of the break-ins happened in the fairground’s infield parking lot.

“We like to encourage people, still come out to the fair, still have a good time,” said ISP Sergeant Stephen Wheeles, who also encourages all visitors to use common sense.

“Always lock your vehicle, like you would anywhere else,” said Wheeles, “and keep any valuables in your car hidden, secure those in your trunk.”

A spokeswoman for the Indiana State Fair said they were aware of the break-ins, but said this was “not uncommon” because the parking lot is big.

If you have any information on the crimes, you’re asked to call the Indiana State Police.