By Steve Jefferson, WTHR Crimebeat reporter - bio | email
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives say they are narrowing in on another person who may be involved in two home invasion robberies - one on East 79th Street and another on Spring Mill Road.
Police are asking for the public's help in locating 20-year-old Adrian Anthony. Investigators believe Anthony is one of several people who broke into a Spring Mill Home and terrorized a family. He is already wanted in an unrelated case for resisting law enforcement.
"Man, it's just so scary," said Spring Mill Road resident Diane Gunnell.
Neighbors of the home invasion victims are working to improve their crime watch program.
"There are some things you get lax about. You have to remember to lock everything, turn those lights on at night and just be more careful," Gunnell said.
Anthony is also a suspect in the violent home break-in in the 800 block of East 79th Street. A father, mother and daughter say six men ransacked their home, forced them to the ATM and even sexually assaulted the mother and daughter.
Eyewitness News has learned Anthony had his first brush with the law after running away from home when he was nine years old. Since then, he's been in trouble for everything from robbery and drugs to auto theft.
Gunnell says the recent home invasions may have taken away their sense of security, but it has also raised the bar on how to keep safe.
"We have to make ourselves more secure here at home so that we won't be that next victim," she said.
If you know where Anthony is, police say you should not approach him. Call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or 911. Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627(CRIMES). He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police have already made several arrests in the two incidents. Taiwan Lundy was arrested Friday after an hours-long manhunt led to school lockdowns on the near north side of Indianapolis. Several others have been arrested in the 79th St. home robbery, which involved reports of sexual assault.