Police investigate two residential robberies

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Noblesville Police officers responded to two robberies in a four-hour span late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. In both crimes, the suspect(s) targeted elderly Noblesville residents and demanded money and pills from them.

At approximately 11:26 p.m. Saturday, NPD officers responded to the address of 1860 Hannibal St. in reference to a complaint of a robbery. Officers arrived on the scene and located the victim inside his residence bleeding from his head. Officers then performed a search of the residence and surrounding neighborhood but were unable to locate any suspects.

The victim, William C. Story, 69, told police that the incident occurred after he responded to a knock at his door at approximately 11:15 p.m.

“Mr. Story stated that he opened his door and was attacked by the suspect,” said NPD Spokesman Lt. Bruce Barnes. “Mr. Story went on to say that the suspect pushed him back into his residence and demanded money and pills. Mr. Story stated that the suspect struck him several times in the face before finally fleeing the residence.”

Barnes said Story was initially transported to Riverview Hospital in Noblesville before later being transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Story received several injuries to his face as a result of this incident.

Story described the suspect as a male, approximately 6’0” to 6’02”, short black hair, wearing a white cloth over his face, T‐shirt, and blue or black jeans.

At approximately 3:36 a.m. Sunday, NPD officers responded to another robbery at 106 Queens Lane. Once on the scene, officers located the victim in her residence and were able to get a description from the victim and performed a search of the surrounding neighborhood but were unable to locate any suspects.

“The victim, Patricia G. Merideth, 65, stated that she awoke to find the suspect inside her residence. Ms. Merideth indicated that the suspect demanded money and pills,” said Barnes. “Ms. Merideth stated that she heard the suspect rummaging through her property before he finally left the scene.”

Merideth was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is this case is described as a male, wearing a light blue polo‐style shirt, white shorts, white hat, and had a light colored cloth over his face.

“These two cases do share some similarities however they are currently being investigated as separate incidents at this time,” Barnes said.

Barnes said both cases remain as ongoing investigations with no suspects. Anyone with information about both or either case is asked to contact the Noblesville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 776‐6340 or 776‐6371.

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