Armed men hold up Hendricks County resident, leave him handcuffed in garage

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. - Screams coming from a Hendricks County garage alerted neighbors to a Tuesday morning armed robbery, investigators said.

The Hendricks County Sheriff's Office said it all began at roughly 5 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 5800 block of East County Road 150 North in Avon, Ind.

The victim, a 46-year-old homeowner, said he was walking out of his detached garage when he was approached by a man, who startled him. 

Soon after, a second man approached the victim from behind, putting a gun to the victim's head.

Investigators said the two men led the victim behind the garage away from the road, made him get down on his knees and handcuffed him. 

The victim said the two robbers threatened to kill him with their guns several times and punched him in the face during the exchange.

The two men demanded money from the victim, and when he said he didn't have any, the robbers handcuffed him to a tool cart in the garage and went through the garage, looking for things to take.

The victim said the two robbers ended up taking off in his work truck, a white 2012 Ford F-250 truck with a crew cab, and the Indiana license plate no. TK591LRX. The truck has "Indiana Foundation Service" printed on the sides.

The man said after the two robbers left, he was able to get the garage door open and scream for help. Two neighbors heard him and the wife called 911 while her husband helped get the handcuffs off the victim.

Investigators said they know the two robbers were black men wearing dark-colored "puffy" winter coats with hoodies. One of the robbers was described as stocky, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 260 pounds, and dark-skinned with a goatee. The other was described as thin and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin face and light skin.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call investigators at 317-839-8700.

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