Police working to identify suspects in 2 different attempted robberies at same Family Dollar

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate suspects in two different attempted robberies at the same west side store.

Police say both incidents occurred at a Family Dollar store at 5435 West 34th Street, but on different dates.

Officers say a black man entered the store around 9:13 p.m. on Oct. 4, walked up to the cashier and lifted his sweatshirt to show a handgun in his waistband. He then demanded the money from the safe. As the clerk walked towards the safe, she set off an alarm. The suspect saw this and fled empty-handed.

Police say the suspect in this incident is light skinned, 5 foot 7 inches tall, with a facial hair and a scar on the right side of his face from his forehead to his chin area. He was wearing a white ball cap, a dark navy blue sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes at the time of the incident.


The second incident occurred around 10:36 a.m. on Oct. 10. Police say that’s when two black men entered the store, selected a backpack and approached the counter to pay. When the employee opened the register, one of the suspects walked around the counter lifted up his hoodie to show a gun. He reportedly told the employee to hold the register open, but the employee refused to give him any money. The suspects then grabbed the backpack and fled the business without any money.

Officers say one of the suspects in the second incident was around 5 foot 4 inches tall, 110 pounds, wearing black pants and a green hoodie with a marijuana plant on it. The other suspect was around 6 foot 2 inches tall, skinny, wearing blue jeans and a gray hoodie with black trim and a logo.


Police believe the suspects in the second incident are the same suspects that robbed a Family Dollar at 3419 East English Avenue.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS) or 800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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