Home burglary leads to school lockdown on Indianapolis west side
Indianapolis Metro Police are investigating a burglary on the west side that ended in a crash. The victim got her belongings back thanks to an observant neighbor, but the suspect was never found.
After four schools in Wayne Township School District went on lockdown Thursday morning as police conducted a search in the area of 10th Street and Girls School Road, officers were unable to find the suspect.
Tire tracks are visible where police say the suspect ran the stop sign and crashed into the house. The victim, a woman named Kim who did not wish to use her last name, showed us how the burglar broke the window and reached in to open her back door.
It's believed the burglar broke in shortly after she left for work. A neighbor called police after seeing a van backed into the garage.
The victim says she has heard of other break-ins nearby, and she's not surprised that Indianapolis ranks high on the home burglary list.
Kim told us she "definitely" feels "violated. I am a hard-working person. I go to work every day and to know that someone broke in to steal everything I worked hard for is hard to handle," she said.
A recent study about 2011 home burglaries puts Indianapolis at number ten. There were more than 15,000 cases reported in 2011 in the Circle City.
Kim got all of her belongings back and credits her neighbors for keeping an eye out and calling 911. However, police did not find a suspect.
Ben Davis HS, Ninth Grade Center, Chapel Glen 7th and 8th Grade Center and Chapelwood Elementary were on lockdown for around an hour. The lockdown was lifted as of 11:00 am.