BARGERSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Police are looking for three people accused of stealing packages from porches in Bargersville, and at least one suspect appears to be a child.
At least two other people were seen helping snatch deliveries in broad daylight, according to Bargersville police.
Police say it happened around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday. Security video showed a boy run up to a door in a Bargersville neighborhood and steal a package. Other security footage shows another suspect in a pink sweatshirt going house to house.
“They both piled back into a blue car that was driving by,” said Jeremy Roll, public information officer with Bargersville Police Department. “It is very disappointing that children are involved in this or have been involved in this. However, we are going to do everything we can to try and get this resolved and get this solved.”
Police say the suspects had a getaway driver, but it was not clear on Monday night what relation that person had to the suspected thieves.
“We know of at least three (houses),” Roll said. “I am pretty certain there is going to be more come up as people start to come home.”
This isn’t the first time the Somerset neighborhood has had to deal with thieves, which is why many people who live there say they have invested in security cameras.
“You’re worried, you feel like you have to be home at all times, constantly monitoring,” Cammey Rich, a neighbor of one of the victims, said. “Every time you get a notification from Ring, you have to check your door, make sure no one is out there stealing it.”
Police say those cameras have greatly helped their investigations.
“Those doorbells have been a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful asset for people to have,” said Roll.
Neighbors say it was shocking to see the vandals act in the middle of the day when many people were home.
“You think you live in a nice neighborhood, and you just never know what people’s intentions are,” Rich said.
Police describe one of the suspects as a white male between 5-feet-6 and 5-feet-8, wearing a gray hoodie, dark shorts and white slides. The getaway car was described as a blue Chevy Impala or Malibu with a spoiler on the back.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 317-422-1222.