Police investigate Hamilton County robbery

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It's an area more familiar with crops and good citizenship. That is why farmers in rural Hamilton County are a little shocked tonight over an armed home invasion overnight outside of Sheridan.

Hamilton County investigators say they have some leads on a Hamilton County rural home invasion.

Investigators were coming and going from the farmhouse on Fremont Moore Rd. throughout the day. It's certainly not easy to even find. August corn and summer brush make the rural Sheridan farmhouse almost invisible to passersby, especially if you were passing by at 3:00 am.

"It was overwhelming and shocked. We don't normally have these occurrences and how it went down," Austin Glunt told us as he stopped alongside the rural road leading to the farmhouse.

Neighbors expressed surprised that an armed robbery went down so close to home.

"Five people all in the early twenties were in the home near Sheridan when three black guys entered the front door of the residence. One of the suspects displayed a gun and ordered everyone to the ground," Major Tom Gehlhausen of the Hamilton County Sheriff Department said.

One of the robbers was wearing a devil's mask and another wore a clown mask. The third tried to cover a visible scar on the nose.

"Anytime there is a home invasion it concerns us," Maj. Gehlhausen added.

There is an upside down flag symbolizing distress hanging in downtown Sheridan, but residents tell us it is not connected with the crime.

"Local farming community that has a lot of trustworthy people and things like that don't normally happen. It's a shocking element to hear this in this area," Glunt observed.

The invaders got away with electronics, money and a saxophone, but no one was hurt.

An hour later, two unidentified men tried to rob a man at the Kroger gas station at Highway 32 and Carey Rd. The victim was able to call 911.

The Hamilton County Sheriff Department and the Westfield Police Department are still trying to determine if these two cases were in any way connected.

The suspects are described as black males in their late teens or early twenties. The alleged gunman was around 5'7" and 130 pounds with a thin build and a noticeable scar running across his nose. He was wearing dark baggy clothing, a black hoodie, and a black beanie. The second suspect was also around 5'7" and 130 pounds, wearing a clown mask, black hoodie, and gray sweats. The third suspect was 5'7" and 150lbs, wearing a devil mask and baggy dark clothes.

No vehicle description was available. Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at 317-776-9887 or 317-773-1282.