Avon sees string of car break-ins, thieves make off with hundreds of dollars

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AVON, Ind. – At least 25 cars were broken into in the Winton Meadows and Oaks of Avon subdivisions in Avon. The break-ins happened between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday, police said.

“They just randomly went through the neighborhood here breaking windows,” said Dave Howard who had three locked cars broke into in his driveway.

“That’s the only thing missing out of my truck, was the knife and my Lilly ID badge,” said Howard. “If they would’ve knocked on the door and said look, I’d rather you give me $25, $30 as opposed to costing me $190 for my truck and $180 for the car and me missing a day’s work, I probably would’ve given it to them.”

Howard’s neighbors were hit too. A locked car parked on the street had a wallet with multiple credit cards and $200 cash stolen from inside.

“I’m sure they’re looking for whatever they can grab as fast as they can grab it,” said Howard.

“These are nice, residential areas and they’re obviously being targeted. We’re not immune from any sort of exposure from these incidents,” said Assistant Avon Police Chief, Brian Nugent.

Avon Police and the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department received 23 calls of car break-ins in the Winton Meadows and Oaks of Avon subdivisions Thursday.

Police are relying on possible surveillance video from homeowners to capture the thieves.

“When you go several years without having anything take place, it’s natural reaction to kind of let your guard down and assume that ‘it won’t happen to me,’” said Nugent.

If you saw anything or have any information that may help in this investigation, call the Avon Police Department at (317) 272-4485.

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