Saturday, July 14, 2012

Suspect Fires Point Blank At Bulletproof Glass

3-Inch Glass Protects Clerk During Botched Robbery Attempt In Indianapolis
Re-printed from a story at WISH-TV Channel 8 on July 13th 2012

Three black juvenile suspects caught in camera during attempted Franklin Street Robbery.

Indianapolis - Indianapolis Metro Police are seeking the public's help to identify an armed robbery suspect. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the Phillips 66 gas station at 3002 North Franklin Road around 1:45 A.M. early Friday morning, July 13th 2012, to investigate a robbery taking place and possible shots fired.

The suspects, all described as black males, possibly juveniles, entered the Phillips 66 gas station to make a purchase and then left the business. Minutes later, one suspect, who was wearing a dark blue hoodie - whose photo can be seen above in surveillance footage from the store - returned to the store, requested an item, and pointed a handgun at the clerk’s chest, firing a round, IMPD said.

The Attempted Robbery occurred on Indy's east side at 3002 North Franklin Road.

Shots were deflected by 3-inch-thick safety glass around the register area. After the suspect fired another round, all three suspects ran away, police said.One of the shots passed directly into the reinforced steel bracing leaving a slug for IMPD. The most important evidence is the crystal clear video tape with all three suspects shown plainly w/out masks.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the robbery division at 317-327-3733 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and information that leads to felony arrest may be eligible for cash reward.

WISH-TV Channel 8, IMPD Investigates Gas Station Robbery
WTHR Channel 13, Clerk Fired Upon During Robbery Attempt