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Two men arrested for car break-ins in Fishers

Posted at 10:33 PM, Feb 23, 2016

FISHERS, Ind. -- Two Fishers men are in custody facing multiple charges in a series of car break-ins. 

Police are crediting someone who saw something and decided to do something about it. 

An alert resident of the Belle Vista Apartments saw two men in the parking lot that made him suspicious. And because that resident saw something, he said something and alerted Fishers police. 

Police quickly surrounded the complex and arrested one man in the parking lot, while apprehending the other trying to leave in a vehicle near 106th Street and Lantern Road.

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Christopher Thomas and Jackson Booker, a pair of 18-year olds, each face six counts of felony theft, six counts of unauthorized entry into a vehicle and two misdemeanor drug charges.

Fishers police had high praise for the alert citizen who acted upon his suspicions.

"We have a lot of police officers in Fishers. But we can't be everywhere all the time. And so you know what's right for your neighborhood. As soon as they see something out of the ordinary, they need to give us a call," Sgt. Tom Weger said. 

Shortly after the arrests, Belle Vista management sent an email to residents about the break-ins and the arrests.

"No matter where you are, it's just common sense. Lock your car up and take everything inside with you," Chris Peterson said. 

Fishers police call vehicle break-ins one of the most common and one of the most preventable crimes they deal with. 

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