Women carjacked in Broad Ripple

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Two women say they were carjacked at gunpoint after a night out in Broad Ripple.

Hillary Sollenberger and a friend walked to their car along Guilford Avenue just before 3:30 a.m. Friday after leaving Kilroy's. They had just made it into Sollenberger's Chevrolet Equinox when a man slid into the passenger's side door and said, "Get out and run for your lives," while displaying a weapon.

"You think you know what you’re going to do in a situation like that but you just freeze," Sollenberger said.

Sollenberger tells FOX59 she and her friend fled from the vehicle in different directions. She ended up hiding behind bushes near a fence in an attempt to stay out of the suspect's sight.

"I turned around, he had come around to my side [of the vehicle]," she said. "He was still holding the gun, pointing it towards us."

Police say their report shows the suspect went far in an effort to intimidate the two victims.

"It looks like he fired in the air in an attempt to scare them," said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams.

While both Sollenberger and her friend made it through the ordeal unscathed, she said she is still rattled.

"I even felt scared in my own home last night even though its not anywhere near here," she said. "Still, it overwhelms you."

The victims said they are very familiar with Broad Ripple and enjoyed spending time there. They felt that parking in a church parking lot, directly underneath a light was a smart move. But, they were still targeted.

"I don’t think, personally, I will come back here any time soon which is unfortunate because I like this area," Sollenberger said.

According to Sollenberger, the suspect was wearing a red baseball cap and covered his face with a doctor's mask. She said he had a small build, likely around 5'7''.

Her vehicle was located Friday afternoon at a Castleton apartment complex with the keys inside.

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