Man tries to steal infant formula, punches officer


Indianapolis Metro Police need help identifying a man wanted for theft and battery in connection with a Nov. 24th incident.

Surveillance video captured the man putting a can of Enfamil into his pocket while he was in the Kroger store at 4445 E. 10th Street. A crime prevention officer approached the man outside the store and asked him to come back inside. The man complied, but then punched the officer in the stomach and fled.

The man was seen getting into a red Savanna full-sized van.

If you recognize him, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477(TIPS) or 800-222-8477(TIPS). You can also text "INDYCS" plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Anonymous tips may also be submitted here. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.