Woman talks about being tied up and robbed in her own home
Woman talks about robbery and confinement
Home invasion suspect caught
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A woman attacked in her rural Marion County home hopes police can find her attacker - a man she knows well.
Until he’s caught, Nancy Roberts, 74, told Eyewitness News she is still fearful.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Clark, entered her home and suddenly attacked her Wednesday.
UPDATE: Police arrested Jeremy Clark Friday after a tip from the public.
"I was saying, 'Please, Jeremy, don't do this. Why are you doing this to me? Don't do this'," Roberts recalled.
Roberts pleaded with Clark, who she never suspected to threaten or rob her. Police say she has paid Clark to do yard work for her in the past.
The 34-year-old suspect went missing after the alleged attack.
Roberts told officers Clark entered her Camby Road home around 6 p.m. Wednesday and tied her up. She fought back, but says Clark had the attack all planned out.
"He threw me down on the floor. He cut my vacuum cleaner cord and started tying it around my arms. I tried to kick him and he tied my feet up. Then he had tape with him. He pulled it out of his pockets," Roberts said.
Roberts stayed on the floor for a little while after the attack. She raised her head to get a peek out the window towards her detached garage and the driveway. Police believe Clark took the keys to her Chevy Equinox and stole the SUV after taking her cash and credit cards, too.
"My car was gone, so I knew he was gone then," said Roberts. "I started chewing up the tape on my arms to get loose. I couldn't get up off the floor."
Officers used the OnStar GPS in Roberts' vehicle to recover the SUV in the 5800 block of West 10th Street. They also warned others about Clark being armed and dangerous.
Roberts is in the process of changing the locks on her house. She says it will be a long time before she will put that much trust in anyone else.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jeremy Clark can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS and earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.