Woman attacked in downtown Indy

Security camera shows victim running away
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Steve Jefferson/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis - Police believe they have a break in a downtown Indianapolis robbery, kidnapping, rape and carjacking. The victim's car was found near 10th Street Tuesday morning.  Tuesday evening, they released a photo showing the victim fleeing from her attacker and her car.  

It happened as the victim left work just before five o'clock Monday. The victim parked on the fourth floor of the East Market Street Parking Garage just one block off Monument Circle.

The victim told police the suspect put a gun to her as she put her laptop in her car. He reportedly forced her to drive to the Chase Bank on Monument Circle to withdraw cash but changed his mind after seeing several people out and about. He ordered her to drive to the Chase Bank at Michigan and King on the west side.

After forcing her to withdraw cash, the victim says he sexually assaulted her in a nearby alley. She says her attacker wanted more cash, but this time at the ATM she jumped out of the car, ran to the bank and alerted tellers who called police.

"When you hear something like this happen it really gets you going. You want to get this guy and get him off the street," said IPMD Sgt. Matthew Mount. "He's obviously a threat to anybody on the street, and it's our hope that we can find him, arrest him, take him to court and put him in jail where he belongs."

The victim described the suspect as a teenage black male, thin build about 5'8" wearing a blue polo shirt with yellow stripes. He wore dark pants. He stole her purse and drove away in her 2000 Green Sunfire. (Read the complete IMPD press release.)

Police say the victim is working with a detective by looking at mug shots and also trying to help create a composite sketch of her attacker.   They say surveillance pictures from the bank did not provide useful images of the suspect.

Call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 262-TIPS with information relating to this case.