AURORA, IN (FOX19) - The Aurora Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries that have all occurred on the same street.
On July 26, police responded to a robbery at 420 Broadway Street at about 5:30 p.m. Officers arrived to find the house ransacked and the basement flooded with water. The copper pipes had been cut and stolen from the house, which sits vacant. A 61 inch television was also stolen.
The stolen property was estimated at $4,300 and damages were estimated at $5,000.
A few hours later, officers responded to 419 Broadway Street, where that home had been stripped of its copper piping as well. The property value was estimated at $1800. Damage was also estimated at $5000.
That home also sits vacant. The homeowner had another one of his properties at 416 Broadway vandalized. A motorcycle was taken from an outbuilding.
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The second response was to 419 Broadway Street at about 9:14 PM. The owner of the property, Chris Powell, had been the victim of another burglary of his property at 416 Broadway Street, which was reported on July 25, 2011, where his motorcycle was stolen from an out building, reported the second burglary. Officers found that the house was stripped of its copper piping as well. This house also sits vacant.
The Aurora Police Department was assisted at both scenes by the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department Crime Scene Investigations Section. The Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit is assisting with the investigation.