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Frustrated break-in victim does own sleuthing

Posted at 7:45 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 19:45:56-04

An Indianapolis man frustrated because his truck was broken into in the Jordan YMCA parking lot says he embarked on his own investigation to find out who did it.

Now, others who have been vandalized in the same parking lot are joining his crusade.

Kyle Heath, 29, says his truck was broken into on September 2. He also says that despite doing his own detective work, he can't get any help from police.

"To go to them and say here's the guy's name, the area he lives in, the car he drives … to tell them he has hit this lot two times in a week and a half, it's very frustrating for them not to even look," Heath said. "All I want is for them to acknowledge it and help me find this guy."

Police say they understand Heath's frustration, but caution against what he did. They say it could potentially "cripple" the investigation and may not aide in successful prosecution of a case.

Police said victims need to be patient to give investigators time to follow up on leads.

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