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Mother, daughter robbed at gunpoint on west side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 16, 2014) – IMPD is investigating a home invasion on the city’s west side Thursday morning.

The two victims, a woman and her 25-year-old daughter, were inside their apartment in the 5600 block of Whitcomb Terrace when an armed man busted through the sliding glass door.

“This big cement block came through the window and a guy with a gun so I backed up and, you know, he didn’t want me to look at him asked me who else was here and my daughter’s here and she heard me scream,” the woman said.

The gunman forced the victim upstairs and then told her and her daughter to blindfold themselves so they wouldn’t see him.

“I just wanted to get through this with my life,” she said.

Her daughter has a medical condition that causes her to have seizures when under stress and began to have a seizure while the gunman ransacked the home. The woman had her cell phone still in her pocket and explained to the intruder that she needed to get her daughter help.

The suspect ran downstairs, grabbed the woman’s purse, coat and the iPad she’d been reading when the incident started, and then ran out the front door.

By the time an ambulance got to the scene, the woman’s daughter was stable.

Officers are still searching for the suspect who the woman said was a black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a black scarf wrapped around it. She said from his voice he sounded like a young man and estimated he was 5’9″, 125 pounds.

Police are also investigating if a suspect they caught after an armed apartment robbery near 38th Street and High School Road is the same man from this home invasion. The second robbery happened a couple of hours after the home invasion.