Cars ransacked, stolen from Warrick County neighborhood

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At least eight cars were ransacked or stolen in a neighborhood near Newburgh early Monday morning.

According to Lt. Bryan Flowers with the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, it happened between 12:45 and 2:45 a.m. Monday in Ivy Glenn and Mansfield, off Epworth Road south of the Lloyd Expressway.

Deputies say three cars were stolen, and the people behind the wheel were caught on camera from a doorbell.

“They came around this corner here and I heard them squealing their tires,” said Matthew Templeton who lives on a corner in Mansfield.

In the video from Templeton’s front door, you can see the three cars Deputies believe were stolen. A second security cam video from his house also got a shot of the cars speeding away, but there isn’t a clear shot of the drivers.

Deputies say two cars were stolen from the same house. The victim there did not want to be identified but said she has her fingers crossed her cars will be found in one piece.

“My husband was leaving for work early and went out and found both cars were gone,” she said. “I’m kind of in shock but little mad at the same time.”

The woman had a locksmith at her home Monday because the stolen cars came with a key to the front door. “At least it was just the cars,” she said.

Police say one stolen car was ditched in the neighborhood.

Two others still missing are a maroon 2015 Chrysler 200 with the license plate 732TKY and a white 2009 Dodge Journey with the license plate 969GAO.

Both cars have a blue and gold “Sporting Southern Indiana Soccer Club” sticker in the back window.

Templeton was talking about the thefts in a closed Facebook group with her and others Monday. Some chimed in reporting their cars were hit too.

“People have gotten their wallets and ID’s stolen and people have got their vehicles stolen, not just this neighborhood but across the road,” he said.

One family says credit cards were stolen from their glovebox and used at a west-side store.
Another says $4,000-worth of camera equipment was taken from their car.

“It’s the world we live in,” Templeton said. “People are going to do crazy stupid things.”

A Warrick County Sheriff Deputy lives close by. He says two sets of footprints in the grass leading to his marked truck show the people responsible may have even targeted him.

Police say this is a good reminder to keep your car locked and if you see something, say something.

“We’re praying for the best and hoping they find them,” said the woman.

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This story was originally published on November 12, 2018

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