Police warn customers about security at storage facility

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police detectives are investigating multiple break-ins at a west side storage facility that cost at least one victim about $9,000 worth of jewelry.

According to police reports, it happened at the U-STOR on Rockville Road sometime in the overnight hours between Saturday and Sunday.

A 64-year-old victim reported her lock had been cut and she was missing a jewelry box, Asian currency and thousands of dollars in jewelery.

Police said there are even more victims who haven’t come forward yet.

“It’s just horrible. I mean that’s people’s belongings,” said customer Pat Thrower who went in to check on her valuables Monday. Fortunately, nothing was stolen from her unit.

“I’ve left my things in storage units in places like this in the past. You kind of have that false sense of security,” explained Officer Rafael Diaz with IMPD. He said people should take this as a lesson to do their research before choosing a storage facility.

He walked around the U-STOR with FOX59 and pointed out the front gate which can only block cars from getting in. Customers have to punch in an access code, but anyone can walk around the arm and into the facility.

Diaz also pointed out a hole in part of the fence where someone could’ve slipped through.

“These are things to look at before you decide to do business with a facility,” he said.

FOX59 spoke to a manager on site who said police were examining surveillance video from the business, and the owners were looking into beefing up security measures at the site.

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