Indianapolis police search for suspect who robbed man in wheelchair

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 7, 2015) – Indianapolis police are asking for your help identifying a suspect who robbed a man in a wheelchair on June 23.

According to IMPD, the victim was leaving Walmart on Lafayette Road around 10 p.m. when he was stopped by a man offering to help with his groceries. The man climbed into the victim’s van to help, and then he asked for money.

The victim refused, and the man returned to his car.

Police say the suspect stuck around the Walmart parking lot waiting for the victim to leave. He then followed the victim’s van.

The victim was driving southbound in the 5400 block of North Alton Avenue when the suspect sped up in front of his van and cut him off.

The suspect got out of his car and approached the victim on the driver’s side window.  The suspect punched the victim in the face and stole his bag which contained a handgun and thousands of dollars in cash and checks.

The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties. He is 6’0” to 6’2”, skinny build, had shoulder length dreadlocks, and wore glasses.

He was driving a white Chevy Monte Carlo. His car has a sunroof, an In God We Trust license plate, a small round bumper sticker on the left side of the bumper, and possible damage near the trunk lock.

Additionally, the suspect was with a female and four children – two boys and two girls.

If you have any information, please call IMPD or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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