Range Line Road Arby’s robbed at knifepoint


Police are seeking the community’s help in apprehending a man who reportedly robbed a Carmel Arby’s at knifepoint Sept. 17.

The suspect is described as a 6’0” black male in his 20s, with a slender build and last seen wearing red mesh shorts, a blue bandana covering his face and a baseball cap turned backwards, according to a news release from the Carmel Police Department.

At about 10:44 p.m. Sept. 17, a man approached an Arby’s employee outside on the north side of the restaurant at 1224 S. Rangeline Rd., according to police.

The man, armed with a butcher knife, grabbed a female employee and forced her back into the restaurant where he proceeded to grab an undisclosed amount of money from the safe. The man was last seen running from the store, police said.

Police later discovered a stolen silver 2010 Honda Civic located near the crime scene and parked at the former Party Time Rental store just north of Arbys. Police said the stolen Honda was associated with the robbery and evidence of the crime was found inside.

The knife used in the robbery was recovered between the car and the restaurant, said police spokesman Lt. Joe Bickel.

Bickel said the Arbys restaurant did not have a surveillance system installed.

Police would like anyone with information about the crime to call 571-2511.


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