Updated: Monday, 28 Jun 2010, 10:41 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 28 Jun 2010, 10:41 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Thieves have found a new target for car break-ins: the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the city's northwest side. Unsuspecting patrons have in some cases left their belongings in full view, making them easy to steal.
In one case, a visitor from Virginia had her $1,700 Dell computer stolen along with a Coach purse and a digital camera.
Several cars have been damaged.
A Fishers woman, who was being photographed on the grounds, had her purse stolen out of a car, June 4. Her photographer, who is in New York on business, told 24-Hour News 8 his client lost her credit cards.
"They got the purse, the driver's license and all the personal information," John Curtis said. "We called the credit card company and they'd already run the credit card out at a Shell Station and a Speedway station on the west side."
The IMA has posted signs to lock cars.