An attempted residential burglary April 11 sparked the Fishers Police Dept. to issue a crime watch alert as officers continue to seek information on the subject and remind residents of home safety tips to keep in mind.
The Fishers Police Dept. responded to a residential burglary in the 11900 block of Royalwood Drive near 116th Street and Olio Road the afternoon of April 11. Alerted by his barking dog, the homeowner found a stranger standing in his living room.
The suspect jumped out of an open window and fled the area, remaining at large following an extensive search of the area using a K-9 unit. The homeowner described the subject as a white male wearing a florescent yellow or orange vest.
Fishers detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the Royalwood Neighborhood on April 12 and saw an individual matching the homeowner’s description. Detectives may also be interested in reviewing any exterior security camera footage from the area from between 1 and 1:30 p.m. April 12.
Anyone with any information or security camera footage is encouraged to call Detective Dan Nelson at 317-595-3331.
The Fishers Police Dept. and Chief George Kehl want to remind residents to always report suspicious persons, vehicles and activity to 911 and keep in mind the following home safety tips:
- Install exterior lights at all entrances and consider motion detection lights
- Install wide-angle viewers on all exterior doors
- Install and use good locks on all doors and windows
- Leave a light on when not home and use a timer to control lights while on vacation
- Don’t hide keys outside
- Stop mail and newspaper delivery while you are away
- Close garage doors at night
- Install an alarm system that will detect entry and notify police