Police look for 2 armed, masked robbers

Mother, 4-year-old held at gunpoint during robbery

INDIANAPOLIS - Police are looking for two men who they say held up a Family Dollar store, including customers who were in the store at the time.

Indianapolis Metro Police say it happened Tuesday night in the 3600 block of North High School Road.

The victims -- the store's clerk and a mother and her young son -- were held at gun point, and it was all captured on video.

The video shows two masked men entering the northwest-side store, the second  man carefully making sure not to touch the door handle.

Within seconds, one of the men has the store clerk in a headlock, leading him to the cash register with what appears to be a gun stuffed in the clerk's side.

That clerk was Michael Greene, and he was back at work the next night.

"I was a little upset that it was going on at the time. I was just trying to stay calm and do my job, do what I've been told to do, which is give them whatever they want," said Greene.

Greene said the men came for money, and the video shows one of the men leading him from one register to another, as a mother shopping with her young son tries to get out of harm's way. 

"I know the woman had pushed her child behind her and had pleaded that they not take her purse, not hurt them in any way," said Greene.

At one point, police say the men, demanded money from the store's safe, and Greene said that's when their threats got more serious.

"They threatened to shoot me and it was one of those things I can't do anything about... I can't open the safe," said Greene.

Greene said one robber asked for his wallet, and he can be seen handing it over on the surveillance video.

Off camera, police say the second man held the mother and her 4-year-old son at gun point and took her purse.

"That just shows the desperation that they have, and Family Dollar is probably going to look into it and beef up their security," said shopper Nicole Dunlap.

Both suspects were described as black males, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing black jeans, black hoodies and blue gloves.

Police ask anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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