Fishers police investigating robbery and carjacking of Amazon driver

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FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) - Fishers police are investigating the armed robbery and carjacking of an Amazon delivery driver.

Police say the contracted driver was not injured during the incident in the Saxony neighborhood near 126th and Olio Road around 10:00 Tuesday morning.

Investigators call it a bold crime, stealing an Amazon delivery van at gunpoint.

“We actually had an Amazon delivery that’s supposed to be here today,” said Melanie Caldwell on the front porch of her Fishers home.

Now Caldwell doesn’t know if her grandson’s birthday gift will get here on time.

“We haven’t gotten it yet,” she said.

She wonders if her package was in the van that was stolen right down the street from her home.

Police say the delivery driver was headed to his first stop of the morning when a black GMC full-size SUV pulled up next to him at Dorster and Minden Drive.

The victim told police a man got out of the passenger side.

“He exited the vehicle, approached the victim, displayed a gun and then the carjacking took place,” said Fishers police officer Briana Guy. “The victim ran down the street and talked to construction workers and asked for a cell phone.”

Police say the suspect took off in the van going east on Olio Road with the black SUV following him.

“At gunpoint, that’s terrifying,” said Carol Potter, who lives in the neighborhood. “Mostly, I’m just stunned that it would happen in a neighborhood that is so active. There’s always people out walking their dog. Kids riding their bikes. The workman are here. It’s definitely a bold move."

Police say the late model, white Ford 250 Transit van had a piece of blue paper on the front dashboard.

Until they find the van and the suspects, neighbors in the area say they’re going to be more on guard.

Amazon issued this statement:

This is a terrible incident and we are grateful the driver is safe. We will work with law enforcement as they investigate.

Amazon is working with customers on the status of packages that didn’t arrive.

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