Special police unit formed to thwart RV thefts in Elkhart County, IN

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    Thieves have discovered a fertile source of stealable stuff from TVs in RVs to completed travel trailers from manufacturers in Indiana. 

    A special police unit is seeking to curb these burglaries and thefts from recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana, reports the Miami Herald.

    Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with such crimes in the city’s industrial areas.

    The department says thefts had been increasing over the last several months, with items such as televisions being removed from completed RVs and from inside factory buildings. In one recent case, a man was arrested after officers spotted him burglarizing RV company Forest River.

    In May, Michigan State Police said they’ve recovered 17 travel trailers worth about $600,000 that were reported stolen from northern Indiana. In that case, detectives in LaGrange County, Indiana, had opened an investigation after several recreational vehicle manufacturers reported thefts of trailers.

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