INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (Jan. 26, 2015)--A northwest side resident says she is now being targeted for cooperating with police after a rash of burglaries.
“They kicked in the back door, knocked the microwave out of the way,” said Jim Burns.
“The door was kicked in the back and the door in the front was left open,” said James Norwood.
Several northwest residents say they've been violated--burglars rifled through their homes stealing valuable possessions.
“All of my electronic stuff was gone,” said Burns.
Back in November, one of the neighbors witnessed a burglary in progress. She saw the guy police were looking for and told police what she saw. The suspect was detained and questioned but never charged. Now, “the witness” says she’s worried for her safety. She asked FOX59 to conceal her identity.
“I went to fill my gas tank and I saw sugar all over the gas tank,” said the witness.
She claims the man who was questioned for the burglaries ruined her car by filling the gas tank with sugar.
“It turns the oil to molasses,” said Randy Wilkinson, a mechanic.
Wilkinson says the mixture of gas and sugar is deadly to a car--and an expensive fix.
“You got to flush the fuel lines, the pump, the injectors and the oil. You are looking at roughly a $2,000 worth of work.
Despite the threats, the northwest side residents say they will continue to say something when they see something.
“I’m ready to stand up, I’ll testify against anybody,” said Norwood.
“If you see something you must speak up, you got to let the police know what’s going on,” said the witness.