Three women survive kidnap, car jacking, robbery ordeal

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 8, 2015)– Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are searching for a man they  say robbed three women, kidnapped them and stole their truck.

Late Sunday morning IMPD was called to the Family Dollar Store in the 6800 block of Pendleton Pike on the city’s east side. One of the women said they were dropped off by a man who abducted them from a near downtown location at 10:13 a.m.

The woman told officers she, her daughter and a friend drove to Indianapolis from Anderson to help someone move.

They arrived in the 1200 block of Indiana Avenue and began moving items when the woman said she spotted a man standing next to her truck. She described the man as a black male in his mid 40s, wearing a tan jacket with a hood and black earmuffs pulled down to his mouth. The man was reportedly leaning on the truck’s window when the woman ordered the man away from her truck, threatening to call police.

According to a police report, that is when the man pointed a silver revolver at her and said, “I do not think you will call the police.” The woman said the man then ordered her and her daughter into their 2007 blue Ford F150 truck.  The daughter’s friend was already in the back seat of the truck. The suspect also got into the back seat and held a gun on the daughter while she drove around the city for about an hour.

The four drove to an apartment complex in the 3900 block of Shadeland Avenue, where police say the man ordered the mother to “give him her wedding ring or he would cut her finger off.” The woman gave the man her ring.  The man had already confiscated two cell phones belonging to the women.

The three women said they were dropped off unhurt and last saw their truck as the suspect sped south through the Menard’s parking lot in the 6800 block of Pendleton Pike.

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