Police investigating several burglaries in same building | News
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE)- Evansville Police are investigating several burglaries all in the same office building.
Police say the burglars may have used crowbars to break into offices inside the 2425 building near the corner of Diamond Avenue and Highway 41. Police say they have few leads.
"It looks like someone used a crowbar or a screwdriver to get in where the lock is on the door," said Michelle Motta, the Executive Director of Voices, Inc.
Victims in a string of weekend break-ins say the 2425 building has no security system and no surveillance cameras.
Evansville Police say they have no suspects.
"It would be nice to have a security camera outside," Motta said.
"Hopefully they'll have a little more secure, security on the doors and stuff now," said Joe Varner, owner of Body and Sole.
A representative with Given and Spindler, which manages the property, tells 14 News she has no comment.
"It was unnerving just to know someone could gain access through locked doors from the outside," Motta said.
"It was a weird feeling. It was, when you come in and see that it was like that," Varner said.
Varner says someone pried open his door and broke into his filing cabinet.
"They didn't touch anything else. Checkbook and all that stuff, checks were ok. They didn't touch anything else. They were after money," Varner said.
Down the hall, the culprits destroyed a safe.
"It was torn to pieces. They had to work really hard on that thing," Varner stated.
On the fourth floor, there were at least three more break-ins. Two of them at nonprofit organizations.
"We're extremely small agency with a low budget. If someone were to come in and steal our computers, that would be devastating to us," Motta said.
One of the victims told 14 News a cleaning crew was in on Saturday and they didn't notice anything out of place.
Police say they are continuing their investigation.
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