Carmel police investigating 2nd armed robbery in 8 days

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Carmel police are investigating a second armed robbery in eight days after two suspects stole cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets from the Village Pantry at 9601 N. College Ave. at approximately 4:15 a.m. Oct. 29.

According to police, one suspect pointed a handgun at the Village Pantry employee, who was told to lay down as the suspects robbed the store.

Officers discovered an unoccupied crashed car near 116th Street and Westfield as they responded to the incident. Police believed it to be involved in the robbery and set up a perimeter to conduct a search with a K9.

Police located one suspect, but the other one, who may still be armed, has not been found. He is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s wearing a red sweatshirt with an emblem on the upper left chest and gray ripped jeans.

In the other incident, the victim arrived home in the 3700 block of Gould Drive in Williamson Run at approximately 1:30 a.m. Oct. 21 when he was approached by a person asking for assistance with his car.

Police said as the victim was looking for items to provide help, he heard what he believed to be a gunshot and turned to see the suspect holding a handgun. The suspect demanded valuables, and the victim complied before the suspect ran to a vehicle and sped away. Police found a fired shell casing at the scene.

The victim is described as a black male, 19-20 years old, wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark winter cap, mask and jeans. The suspect vehicle is described as a small SUV or crossover.

CPD is asking residents in the area who may have captured related footage on video between midnight and 2 a.m. Oct. 21 to contact Det. Greg Loveall at 317-571-2537 or gloveall@carmel.in.gov.


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