INDIANAPOLIS - Police are asking for information after three people reported being approached by an armed man who demanded money in Broad Ripple early Sunday morning.
All three attacks took place within several blocks of each other in the 6100 block of Guilford, Winthrop and Carrollton avenues between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.
All three victims were each walking alone outside when they were approached by a man with a handgun who demanded money, police said.
Mathew Hockaday, 25, said two suspects took his cellphone and $200 after he was forced into an older SUV and taken to an ATM to withdraw cash around 2 a.m.
Hockaday said one of the suspects took a picture of his driver’s license and told him if he called police, they would come and kill him, a police report said.
A female told police that that a male suspect ran toward her with a handgun pointed at her and demanded money around 3 a.m. When she told him she didn’t have any money or valuables, the suspect told her to walk away and not to look back, a police report said.
Another male victim reported to police that he was approached by a man with a gun just after 4 a.m. The suspect demanded money and the victim gave him approximately $200, police said.
Police did not say if the crimes were believed to be connected.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at crimetips.org or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.