Man says his motorcycle was stolen by thieves from south side Indianapolis, surveillance cameras were recording

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 2, 2015) — An Indianapolis man says a thief stole his motorcycle from a south side neighborhood and surveillance cameras from a neighbor’s caught it all. The crime happened in the early morning hours of July 17 in the 1800 block of East Tabor Street. The victim, Gary Luster, appears to have done everything right. He says he had the bike secured, but the thief managed to get through the locks and ride off with it.

“He knew what he was doing,” Luster said

The crime started with a slow drive-by of the suspects in a Budget rental truck. Moments later, the video shows one of them doing a walk-through of the neighborhood.

“He walks by and he looks to make sure nobody’s out on their porch I’m pretty sure,” Luster said.

After a few minutes, the truck comes from the other direction and that is when the theft itself appears to happen, as the surveillance cameras were recording it.

“Every time I see it, I want to hit the TV just about,” said Luster as he watched the replay of the surveillance video.

The neighbor, whose surveillance system caught the crime, says she had them installed about a year ago right after her family moved in. She says their cars have been broken in to and ransacked and she wanted to see who was doing it. Luster’s friend, Lillian Theard, says crime happens a lot on East Tabor Street.

“Our alleys are lit up more than our street is and so you can’t really see out there. People get out there and break in cars all the time. It happens, every couple of months our cars are ransacked,” Theard said.

If you know anything about this crime, call the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department or stay anonymous and call Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

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