INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An emergency alert was issued after an armed robbery occurred near Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis on Sunday morning.
According to police, the robbery occurred around 9 a.m. in the area of 10th Street and Indiana Avenue.
The university stated the suspect was described as a black female, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 150 pounds, wearing a surgical-type blue mask, black hoodies and grey jogging pants. She was armed with a black or grey handgun and last seen walking east on Indiana Avenue toward St. Claire Street.
Both the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indiana University Police Department searched the area after warning people to stay away in the alert. IMPD will continue to investigate the area.
A threat is no longer imminent, officials said, and normal routines could be resumed.
IUPUI Alert! An armed robbery occurred at 10th Street and Indiana Avenue. Stay away from the area. Follow officials instructions.
— IUPUI (@IUPUI) April 21, 2019
This is the second armed robbery to happen near IUPUI in the past two days.
On Friday, an alert was issued by IUPUI after an individual was reportedly robbed at gunpoint in the 900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Street, prompting a search by both IMPD and the Indiana University Police Department.
IUPUI students say they’re grateful for the alert system.
“They describe where it was, around what time, and what happened. It’s really detailed,” IUPUI student David Sweezer said.
Some say it’s troublesome to know armed robberies are happening so close to campus.
“I definitely felt a little insecure in the neighborhood for the first time ever, and I’ve never felt that way before, so it’s very shocking to see that so close to home,” IUPUI student Kurt Miller said.
They all plan to pay close attention to their surroundings.
If you have any information on the robberies, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.