Neighbors in Indy’s Herron-Morton community issue warning after car window smashed out

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are investigating as neighbors in the Herron-Morton community remain on high alert after someone smashed a car window and stole several items.

The incident happened early Friday morning in the 1600 block of Central Avenue. A black sedan was broken into. The window was busted, and the thief left with a woman’s purse.

One neighbor who goes by Robin says it’s absolutely shocking. She has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and has seen a change over time.

“I’ve seen quite a transition there. It’s a wonderful neighborhood. It’s family-oriented, it’s a diverse neighborhood, we have all ages and all races,” said Robin. “But just like most neighborhoods in transition, community members still deal with crime, like stealing from vehicles.”

Robin says these incidents are a reminder that you can’t leave valuable items or any items at all visible in your car.

She knows first hand because her car has been broken into before.

“The bad part about it was there was nothing in there really of any value. There was a bag in there, and it actually contained Christmas ornaments, which they left,” said Robin.

She is advising others who are new to the neighborhood to be cautious.

“Don’t keep anything of value in your car. Don’t keep anything not of value in your car because it won’t deter often a thief of breaking a window just to see what it is,” said Robin.

If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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