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Police warning of car break-ins in south side neighborhood

Posted at 7:55 AM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 08:44:18-04

CUMBERLAND, Ind. -- Police are warning residents of the Water's Edge community on Indianapolis' south side about car break-ins.

There have been at least nine reports since Sunday night.

Police think there are several suspects involved in the break-ins. So far, the suspects have been stealing anything from keys to any change left in the car.

"Everybody's vehicle was just trashed," said Alexis Hunt, whose vehicle was broken into.

Police say two teenagers actually stole the car of one of Hunt's neighbors. Police found and arrested the teens in Cumberland, Indiana.

"We had no clue how it happened or who had done it," Hunt said. "Especially that the neighbor's car had been stolen -- that was really concerning."

Hunt is relieved that the keys taken from her truck were also recovered after the arrests.

But police say they're not sure if the teens were behind the other vehicle break-ins and there may be more suspects still out there.

"It's just scary," Hunt said. "It's something we're not used to and it makes me just concerned to go to sleep and for the safety of my daughter."