Vacant homes, back-to-back break-ins and fear things could soon turn violent -- that's what one east side neighborhood faces daily.
Even locked behind barred windows, Roxanne Torres doesn't have peace of mind.
"You feel like you're in jail, like you don't have freedom, like you've got to be inside because if you're not, you're not safe," said Torres.
Torres says her family can't leave for 30 minutes without burglars targeting their home.
"You see it with your own eyes. You're calling the police saying, 'Hey these guys are getting ready to rob, they're in the alleys right now putting their gloves and their ski masks on, come now, come now.' Robberies are happening, and they don't show up but 20 or 30 minutes later," said Torres.
Tales of repeat break-ins are common in the Fletcher-Lippencott neighborhood.
"What's going on right now has got to stop," said resident Dave Kathan. "People are starting to feel scared for their personal safety."
Kathan captured images during the latest burglary of his home using a web camera.
"I think that's the most disturbing, is that I know there's somebody watching me in this neighborhood," said Kathan.
"You see how devastated the neighborhood already is, and this stuff happens and more people leave. It's just a waste land," said property owner Laurie Klinger.
Some residents say they aren’t giving up on their neighborhood.
"Let's work together and clean it up, get these people out of here, and then we can have a better place for our families," said Torres.
Indianapolis Metro Police are set to meet with concerned residents at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oaks Academy, 3092 Brookside Parkway North Dr.
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