TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - At least a half-dozen cars were broken into overnight in one West Lafayette neighborhood.
Residents in the Lindberg Village neighborhood describe the area as typically quiet.
"I haven't really heard of any kind of problems around here," resident Ed Raub said.
"It's new and normally quiet and a lot of working people," resident Carolyn Hubert said.
But between Monday night and early Tuesday morning, Tippecanoe County sheriff's deputies received reports of at least a half-dozen car burglaries in the Lindberg Village neighborhood.
"I just hadn't heard anything," Hubert said. I'm shocked, I really am."
Deputies said in one instance a garage door opener was taken from a vehicle and a garage was then broken into as well, something neighbors said will keep them on high alert.
"Hearing this will just make me for sure make me leave my car inside," Hubert said.
"I guess we'll have to start turning our flood lights on and keeping a watch out for our neighbors and things like that," Raub said.
"You definitely have to be careful of what you're doing," resident Doug Nelson said. "I mean you always think you're in a safe neighborhood until you hear something like that, so you just have to take precautions and watch what you do."
Deputies said they believe all of the burglaries are tied together but they have no suspects at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78 CRIME.
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