The Herald Bulletin

May 21, 2013

Police: Cameras might help in burglary investigation

By Jack Molitor
The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — An intruder held a juvenile to the ground against his will while another person stole property from the home, according to police reports of a burglary Monday night.

Police have questioned a few people but have not arrested anyone in connection with the incident, said Anderson Police Department spokesman Joel Sandefur. Detectives also believe surveillance videos from a nearby gas station might aid in the investigation.

Officers were dispatched to the home in the 100 block of East 14th Street at about 6:30 p.m., and found a 15-year-old boy who was in the home during the robbery.

The victim told police he was grabbed, thrown to the ground and held down while at least one other person ransacked the home. Sandefur said there was evidence the house had been searched and property had been removed.

“There was no sign of forced entry, but there was evidence the home had been disturbed. Something definitely happened there,” Sandefur said.

No weapons were used in the incident, and police don’t think the victim knew the intruders, Sandefur said.

Police believe surveillance from a nearby gas station might provide insight on who committed the burglary. Sandefur said the burglars parked their vehicle across the street from the home near the range of the camera, and the video is still being investigated for evidence of the vehicle or suspects.

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