Police find man handcuffed, son in closet after home invasion

Robber ransacks apartment, picks through home

INDIANAPOLIS - Police found a man handcuffed inside his own home after a morning home invasion, and he told the Call 6 Investigators he was locked in a closet with his 4-year-old son during the armed robbery.

Police arrived on Glen Arm West Drive, near West 38th Street and Interstate 465 around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Officers quickly freed 27-year-old Luis Lopez from the cuffs that locked his hands behind his back.

“He said don’t move, don’t move,” Lopez recounted the robber telling him.

He said the man forced him into a closet along with his 4-year-old son.

Lopez said they were locked in the closet for about 30 minutes as the armed robber ransacked the entire apartment, and scattered clothes and other belongings throughout every room.

“It was scary, right? It was scary,” said Lopez.

His wife shook her head as she gathered some of the scattered belongings from the floor and tried to return them to their rightful place.

Lopez said the robber kicked in the back door around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, and when Lopez got up to investigate the noise, he said the man confronted him at the doorway to his bedroom.  

He pointed a gun and ordered him into the closet with his son.

Police said the man made off with a 32-inch flat screen TV, about $300 in cash and a bank card, as well as a Play Station 3 video game.  He also took about $1,500 worth of jewelry.

Officers said the robber was a clean-shaven black man, around 20 years of age, and wore a black ball cap and shirt, with a grey hooded sweat suit.

Police had no leads, but they took fingerprints from the crime scene in hopes of cracking the case.

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