INDIANAPOLIS– Security footage from an Indianapolis CVS store shows what appears to be a quick and deliberate attack on a female employee by a man she says had stalked her for weeks.
The attack, which happened Sunday morning around 10:30, was captured on several security cameras at the CVS store near 16th and Meridian streets.
The footage shows a black man in his 30’s to 40’s wearing a brown and white checkered coat, dark sunglasses, a black head covering and blue jeans. The man is seen walking into the store, going back into the aisle where the victim was stocking items on a shelf, and punching her in the face, before fleeing the store.
Cameras outside the store show the man running toward a nearby alley, where he then vanishes from the screen.
Soon after the attack, the victim is seen holding a tissue to her bloody nose.
The woman told police the unidentified man had paid daily visits to the store, asking personal questions and seeming to be fixated on her. He got so persistent that CVS managers said they banned him from the store.
However, that didn’t stop him from walking in on Sunday morning, which is when the employee told him he was not allowed in the store and in return, he punched her.
The employee is expected to recover from several bruises she sustained on her face.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives are now reviewing the footage for possible leads, which could include comparing the images to booking photos from prior trespassing arrests at that particular store.