Indianapolis man carjacked, hurt outside his apartment

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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 8, 2015) – A 40-year old Indianapolis man was carjacked outside his apartment Saturday night, according to police reports.

Police were called just after 11 p.m. to the Ashton Brook Apartments along Evergreen Avenue. Investigators said two men in their 20s held the victim at gunpoint, stealing his car and everything inside.

A neighbor tells FOX59 the victim was pistol-whipped and ran to her apartment for help, bleeding from the face. She said he was brought to the hospital and later released.

A short time before, and several apartments away, Zachary Airgood said his jeep was broken into. He found the tail door wide open Sunday morning, along with items missing.

“It’s like some of the stuff that was out there, they just didn’t see,” Airgood said. “But they obviously went toward the front and that’s where my cards were.”

The Iraq War veteran found his VA cards on the sidewalk Sunday afternoon. He initially didn’t think much of the break-in until he learned about the carjacking.

“Obviously they were in a hurry,” he said. “If you didn’t want no one realize you were breaking into stuff, you would have shut it, left it how was, not left it wide open. That to me says they were in a hurry.”

Airgood’s girlfriend, Sara Deuser said she hopes the incident is isolated.

“Certainly didn’t think they would be armed individuals with a gun that is going to beat somebody up,” she said.

The carjacking victim’s vehicle hasn’t been recovered. Anyone with information is asked to call IMPD or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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