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21 Storage units broken into in New Albany

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Janna Jackson Janna Jackson
Storage Express in New Albany. Storage Express in New Albany.
One of the locks on a storage unit. One of the locks on a storage unit.

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - A storage company in New Albany was hit by a burglar and people whose units were broken into are trying to figure out what they have lost.

Police believe the break-ins happened on Monday at Storage Express off State Street. 21 units were broken into.

"Criminals target easy locks that they can snap the fastest," said Janna Jackson from Storage Express.

Jackson has been busy working with her customers at Storage Express since someone broke into the property.

"We discovered on Tuesday morning that we had 21 break-ins that happened Monday evening."

"Apparently a fence was cut and allowed which allowed 'em entry in the compound," said Maj. Keith Whitlow from New Albany Police.

Security cameras on the property show the damage done to the back fence and one of the storage units that was broken into.

"We believe it's small items since they came in through the fence," said Jackson. "There wasn't a car here so they couldn't load up heavy items."

Jackson said the suspect knew the easy targets.

"This is our high security disc lock, this is the lock we recommend to everyone that rents with us," said Jackson. "It's a much more difficult lock to cut through. All of the spaces that were broken into had a thin shackle like this."

Police hope they can retrieve some of the items if and when the suspect is caught. They would not say how many people were involved in the break-ins.

Jackson said they are they have already taken measures to make sure this doesn't happen again.

"We've fixed the fencing on the back of the property and we are installing new high definition cameras and fence perimeter alarms," said Jackson.

Storage Express has given the victims whose units have been broken into a complimentary disc lock. If you have a storage unit here and it's been broken into, you are asked to contact New Albany police.

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