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Alabama man arrested for car break-ins, stealing cancer charity T-shirts in Scottsburg, IN

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SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- Stealing an Indiana Sheriff's Department iPad, purses, and even t-shirts meant to support a child with cancer. Scottsburg Police are working with Montgomery, AL Police on the same case involving one man.

Alexis Kennedy just finished working out at the Scottsburg YMCA on Election Night when she became the victim of a smash and grab.

"My phone was in it. I had my old phone in there also, my tablet, checkbook jewelry, everything," Kennedy told WDRB.

Scottsburg Police say there were four car break-ins at that YMCA and two more at the Alpha Combat Training Center reported around 6 p.m. Tuesday. There is still broken glass in the parking lot at Alpha.

Joe Baker, the Alpha Combat Training Center Owner said, "Everybody asked how did you not see anybody? We have a security light her, but people can look in all day, but it's really hard to look out and see what's going on."

On Thursday, Montgomery Alabama police arrested a man there wearing a stolen military uniform from Kentucky. Police say he had a stolen iPad from the Clark County Sheriffs Department that was taken from a car at the YMCA. The Sheriff's Department says there was no sensitive information on it.

Police say other stolen items from Scottsburg included purses, tablets, cell phones, money, a small angel, lunch box and even a box of T-shirts with that were paid for as part of a fundraiser for a kid with cancer.

Scottsburg Police Chief Scott Zellers said, "The people who break into cars obviously don't care about other people's feelings or how they feel about it."

Investigators believe the suspect broke into cars at businesses along I-65 and are not yet ready to release his name.

Police say this is a good reminder for everyone to remember to lock their car doors and make sure personal items are out of view.

Zellers said, "We have beefed up patrols at night trying to locate other suspects that might be breaking into vehicles." Zellers says he doesn't believe other car break-ins in recent weeks are related to the six on Tuesday.

"I'm really glad he was caught. I felt super relieved after I heard he was caught, much better," Kennedy said.

There's no word on how many car breaks-ins that suspect was allegedly involved in, as police are still investigating this case.

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