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Brazen burglar ransacks home, raids fridge while couple sleeps upstairs

They even stole the car out of the garage
Posted at 6:07 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 18:49:31-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis couple is on edge after someone ransacked their home, even raiding their fridge for food, all while the couple slept upstairs.

The homeowner, who we’re calling “Keith,” said sometime early Sunday morning a burglar squeezed through an unlocked window in his kitchen.

His wife woke up at 4 a.m. and noticed the items were missing.

“She’s running all over the house, she’s got me panicked now, so I run downstairs with her, and she starts naming off the stuff that’s gone, then she opened up the garage door and noticed our car is gone too,” said Keith.

The couple lives in the Country Club Pines neighborhood, near Crawfordsville Road. Keith said he’s always felt safe but keeps his doors locked and lights on. He didn’t even know his kitchen window was unlocked.

“I’m still in shock… I felt like I could sleep really good in my house,” said Keith.

He said the burglar took thousands of dollars’ worth of items, including a computer, wedding ring and a TV as well as the keys to their car.

But before he left, he made one last stop: the fridge.

“Looking for stuff for lunch the next day and I asked my wife, where’s that stuff at? She goes, it’s right there in the fridge, and that’s when we realized they went through the refrigerator too,” said Keith. “I had a bunch of candy bars from the dollar store that I usually take for my lunch, and they got the whole bags.”

Keith said he doesn’t know who could have broken into his home – but he feels like the thief chose them simply because of bad luck.

“I thought everything was locked up, they caught the only window that was unlocked,” said Keith.

The couple said they plan to install an alarm system and will make sure that their home is securely locked from now on.

Anyone with information on the burglary should contact the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS.