INDIANAPOLIS — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying five burglary suspects who were caught on camera while robbing a Castleton home last week.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the burglary took place at around midnight. on Sept. 7. Police said the homeowner wasn’t home at the time of the burglary and no one was hurt.
Emilie Schmidt got the alert of the burglary on her phone and watched the footage.
“They’re dangerous. They need to be off the streets. They don’t care. They were armed which is the biggest reason I’m glad I wasn’t here,” said Emilie Schmidt, the homeowner.
One of the suspects was armed with a handgun with an extended magazine, according to police.
“I can see where that handgun has an extended magazine, so that’s very concerning,” said IMPD Officer William Young.
In Ring doorbell footage released by police, a Black woman with long braids and a white tanktop can be seen walking up to the door with her face uncovered. More footage captures several more suspects who approach the door with faces partially covered. The handgun can be spotted in one of the suspects hands while another suspect wearing glasses opens the door while trying to keep his hands tucked into his sleeves.
Police hope by releasing the images and video that members of the public will recognize one or more of the suspects and come forward with the identities of those responsible for the crime.
Schmidt tells FOX 59 she just installed the camera less than a month ago. She’s lived in her home for 40 years and after this she’s considering moving.
“It took me a while to get over the shakes I have to say l I was very nervous and I’m still not comfortable.” said Schmidt.
Investigators did not say what was taken in the burglary. Detectives believe this group or at least some of the suspects may be involved in other investigations.
Police ask anyone who may recognize any of the suspects or have any information about the burglary to call IMPD North District at (317) 327-6100. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.