MOORESVILLE, Ind. — Police in Mooresville are asking the public to stay vigilant and come forward with any information regarding a string of overnight car break-ins.
“We’re asking the public if you do see people breaking into a car – don’t interact with these individuals. Just call 911 immediately,” Sergeant Brock Chipman said.
According to a Facebook post from the Mooresville Police Department, officers are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins that occurred between 10 p.m. Sunday night and 7 a.m. Monday throughout the town.
MPD gave a list of the following neighborhoods that were affected:
- Karrington Estates,
- Crafton Meadows,
- Roberson Woods, and
“Residents of these neighborhoods are being asked to check their Ring doorbell footage and other security devices for possible videos/photos of any suspicious people or vehicles in the area during this timeframe,” MPD said in the post.
A few days later, MPD said there had been several additional break-ins in the Heartland Crossing area.
“What is concerning is that the thief, who is looking into the vehicle, is armed with a handgun,” MPD said in a post.
Chipman told Fox59 not just civilians have been targeted.
“A Mooresville police department vehicle was broken into at the police officer’s residence,” he said. “A firearm was taken.”
Chipman added it was a personal firearm.
Anyone with information on the break-ins, including suspect knowledge or footage of the crimes, is being asked to call MPD Det. McDaniel at (317) 831-3434 or email him at mmcdaniel@pd.Mooresville.in.gov.
Alternatively, MPD said citizens can make anonymous tips by calling (317) 831-3434 and selecting option 4.
MPD ended its post with a warning to Mooresville residents.
“REMINDER: Please do not leave belongings inside your vehicles overnight!” – Mooresville PD