Good Samaritan robbed of electronics, Christmas presents

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INDIANPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 18, 2014)-- An Indianapolis mother who loves to help other people is not asking for help after her home was broken into and her children’s Christmas presents were stolen.

Renee Reeves lives off 18th Street, near the east side. No one was home when the burglary happened. Reeves noticed her back door had been kicked in.

“They really, really wiped me down. I couldn’t believe it -- like I didn’t have nothing and I was just looking around like dang,” Reeves said.

Reeves and her family have only lived at the home about two weeks. She said electronics, shoes, and Christmas presents were among the items that were stolen.

“They got me, but they don’t have to worry -- they won’t be back in here no more and I’m not going anywhere so it don’t matter,” Reeves said.

Reeves’ brother described Reeves as a caring and giving person.

“Renee (has) a good heart, you feel me. She’s a good person,” DeWayne Carnell said.

Last year, Reeves collected donations for an Anderson mother and her 10 children. Reeves wanted to help the Anderson woman because her husband was killed in a crash. FOX59 interviewed Reeves about why she was compelled to help the family.

“I’m just thankful that I was able to do that. I feel good and I (am) happy (to) do stuff for anybody ‘cause I love people,” Reeves said.

Carnell said he is not surprised by his sister’s spirit of giving.

“That’s just how we’ve been raised, you feel me, to help other people out,” Carnell said.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.