INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We have a crimetracker alert for a pair of frightening robberies in the early morning hours on the city’s west side.
Police got a call around midnight Friday morning that four men robbed two victims at gunpoint in an apartment in the 5300 block of Buttercup Lane. While police were there, another call came in, from a man held up minutes before by four men at gunpoint in the 3100 block of Watergate Place, at Stratford Apartments.
That first holdup was especially scary. The man was walking to his truck late on Thanksgiving night. He had a bowl of food in his hand, according to police, but when he got to his vehicle four men stopped him.
His wife told FOX59 that four men put four guns to his head. Luckily, he wasn’t hurt. She said he’s emotionally scarred over the ordeal, because all four men went through his pockets, with guns to his head. They got away with $400 cash and his cell phone.
The suspects gave him back his wallet and keys, and then they ran off. That happened around 11:45 p.m.
Minutes later, four men with guns stormed the apartment of two victims at the Meadowood Apartments. They took money, cell phones, and two cars. Police found those vehicles nearby, in the 3300 block of Tara Lane.
IMPD arrested and preliminarily charged Tevin Orr, 20, and Quentin Glasper, 20, along with a 17-year old juvenile male. Investigators are not releasing any mug shots, because police believe the suspects may be connected to other crimes in the area.
Neighbors like Dallas Dunn told FOX59 they aren’t afraid. In fact, he said he’s taken action to protect himself.
“Oh yeah, people shooting in the air or whatever, “he said, “That’s why I have dogs, and I have my own guns. I try to keep myself safe.”
Other neighbors like Gale Fountain said they’ve seen trouble recently, and she and her husband don’t plan to stay for much longer.
“It doesn’t shock me that this happened because there’s just a gang of people walking in the streets,” said Fountain, “I don’t look for us to be in this neighborhood another ten years.”
Thankfully, none of the victims in the armed robberies were injured. The three suspects have been preliminarily charged with robbery. Other charges may be filed.
Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477).