Police bust suspected business burglars

January 17, 2011

An Indianapolis burglary ring suspected of 60 or so heists allegedly was caught in the act early Monday morning, resulting in two separate police chases and the arrest of three men. According to police, the men typically steal two vans at a time, crash one of them into a business to gain entry, then load up the other van and flee in it. Police saw two vans backed into the Family Dollar parking lot near 10th Street and Arlington Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Monday and began surveillance. However, the vans fled the scene when a fire truck drove by, prompting the chases through the east side. One van crashed into a utility pole near 39th Place and Post Road. The other van crashed near Washington Street and Post Road. Police say members of the ring were arrested as far back as 1995 for similar robberies.