(Aurora, Ind.) - Aurora Police have not had to look to New York City for excitement on Broadway. Only in their own neighborhood.
Officers reported Wednesday that they are investigating burglaries at two homes at 419 and 420 Broadway Street, just a day after a third home at 416 Broadway was broken into on Monday.
According to an Aurora Police news release, the first response was at 420 Broadway Street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers arrived to find the house ransacked and the basement flooded with water. The copper pipes had been cut and stolen from the house, which sits vacant. A 61 inch television was also stolen. The owner, Daniel Taylor, came by the house and noticed the damage and called police. The Aurora Fire Department responded to the residence and pumped the water from the basement. The stolen property was estimated at $4,300 and damages were estimated at $5,000.
The second response was to 419 Broadway Street at about 9:14 p.m.. The owner of the property, Chris Powell, had been the victim of another burglary of his property at 416 Broadway Street, which was reported on Monday, where his motorcycle was stolen from an out building, reported the second burglary. Officers found that the house was stripped of its copper piping as well. This house also sits vacant. The property value was estimated at $1800. Damage was also estimated at $5000.
All three burglaries on Broadway Street are still under investigation at this time. No arrests have been made.
“Citizens are asked to be extra vigilant and aware of their surroundings and property as there is an unusually large amount of thefts and burglaries occurring right now. Please watch out for one another and report any suspicious activity that you might see," said Chief of Police Bryan Fields.
If anyone has any information is asked to contact the Aurora Police Department at (812) 926-1101 or Special Crimes Unit at (812) 537-3049
The Aurora Police Department was assisted at both scenes by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigations Section.