Avon police searching for male who attempted to rob T-Mobile store

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AVON, Ind. – The Avon Police Department is investigating the attempted robbery of a T-Mobile store.

Employees at the store near US Hwy 36 and Ronald Reagan Parkway told officers that a male subject approached the front doors of the business Thursday, wearing all black and carrying a duffle bag, as well as a handgun.

As the suspect attempted to enter the business, workers say he found the doors were locked and he fled the scene.

“Electronic stores throughout central Indiana have been targeted for their merchandise and many of these businesses are fighting back with simple tactics such as locking their doors and being proactive,” wrote the police department.

If you have any information that can assist investigators in reference to this incident, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

CBS4 also reached out to T-Mobile which said it has been locking some of the doors at local stores during business hours because of the recent burglaries in our area. They said in a statement, "As an added precaution, we’re taking additional security measures at some of our Indianapolis area stores for the safety of our customers and employees.”

"They're taking some very common sense approaches to how they can reduce that," Deputy Chief Brian Nugent said. "That common sense approach can be anything from being more observant to physically locking the door."

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