Metro police are investigating a downtown Indianapolis robbery, kidnapping, rape and carjacking. It happened as the victim left work just before five o'clock Monday. The victim parked on the fourth floor of the East Market Street Parking Garage just one block off Monument Circle.
She victim told police the suspect put a gun to her as she put her laptop in her car. He reportedly forced her to drive to the Chase Bank on Monument Circle to withdraw cash but changed his mind after seeing several people out and about. He ordered her to drive to the Chase Bank at Michigan and King on the west side.
After forcing her to withdraw cash, the victim says he sexually assaulted her in a nearby alley. She says her attacker wanted more cash, but this time at the ATM she jumped out of the car, ran to the bank and alerted tellers who called police.
"When you hear something like this happen it really gets you going. You want to get this guy and get him off the street," said IPMD Sgt. Matthew Mount. "He's obviously a threat to anybody on the street, and it's our hope that we can find him, arrest him, take him to court and put him in jail where he belongs."The victim described the suspect as a teenage black male, thin build about 5'8" wearing a blue polo shirt with yellow stripes. He wore dark pants. He stole her purse and drove away in her 2000 Green Sunfire with Indiana license plate number 97-Y-2927.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Beware, Monument Circle Unsafe
There's further evidence of how bad the city's crime problem has become. Yesterday, a woman was robbed, kidnapped, raped and carjacked at gun point as she left work in downtown Indianapolis at 5:00 just a block from Monument Circle. WTHR reports: