FOX59 story leads to tip, arrest in business burglary caught on camera

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Robert Andrews

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 11,2015) — Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a FOX59 News story helped them arrest a man in connection with a burglary at an Indianapolis business.

Police arrested Robert Andrews after the theft, which was caught on camera at Storage America, 4225 W. 62nd St. In the video, a tan SUV pulls up to the storage facility. A man gets out, picks up a large rock and throws it through the front door.

The theft left the floor covered with glass. According to investigators, the burglar didn’t spend much time inside the building and tried to hide once he realized cameras were rolling. He only got away with $3.10, but damage to the store was in the thousands.

IMPD received an anonymous tip about Andrews after a story about the theft aired on FOX59 on May 5. Detectives said Andrews has five previous burglary convictions and was just released from prison on parole about two weeks ago.

He is not a suspect in a similar business burglary at Bulldog Liquidators at Meridian and 22nd streets. In that case, a man threw a rock at a window before stealing a TV. Police are still looking for the suspect in the second theft.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.