Police: Robbers tried to snatch baby, demanded money in morning home invasion

Investigators searching for male, female suspects

INDIANAPOLIS - Police are looking for two people who broke into a woman's home, demanded money and tried to take her baby.

Indianapolis Metro police responded to the 4900 block of West Regent Street on reports of an attempted robbery Tuesday morning.

Police said a woman at the house heard breaking glass in the kitchen, and when she went to investigate she found a man and woman had entered her home through the kitchen door and had started tearing through the kitchen drawers.

The intruders asked for money, but when the victim told them she didn't have any, the female intruder snatched the victim's 3-month-old daughter from her arms, police said.

The infant had a breathing tube in her nose, which was pulled out as the intruder carried the baby toward the door, the victim told police.

The victim then grabbed the woman to try to get her baby back, and a struggle ensued. The male intruder hit the victim in the head with his gun as the female intruder said, "Shoot her," police said.

The intruders then left the home without the baby and without firing any shots, police said.

The victim and the baby were taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries.

The police said the male intruder is black, about 35 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, heavy set and light-skinned with a close-cut beard and acne scars. He was wearing a black ski mask and gloves, a black Adidas shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Police said he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Police said the female intruder is black, about 25 to 27 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and heavy set, with braided hair in a ponytail, two piercings on her lower lip and one piercing over her eyebrow.

The intruders fled the scene in a 5- to 10-year-old brown van with tinted windows that extend down the passenger side of the van to the rear, and possibly a dent in the passenger-side door, police said.

Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating the suspects.
 

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