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Carmel police searching for robbery suspect

Police say two men robbed the Village Pantry at 96th Street and College Avenue overnight and drove north before crashing near Central Park.
Credit: Carmel PD
Police in Carmel are looking for a suspect in a robbery of the Village Pantry at 96th St. and College Ave. Thursday morning, Oct. 29, 2020.

CARMEL, Ind. — Carmel police are actively searching for a robbery suspect in the area of Central Park. 

According to a release from Carmel Police, two men in their late teens or early 20s showed a pistol as they robbed the Village Pantry at 96th Street and College Avenue around 4:15 a.m. Thursday.

One suspect pointed a handgun at the employee, according to police. The suspects told the employee to lay down. The suspects then stole cash, cigarettes, and lottery tickets and fled the scene.

Officers found a crashed car near 116th Street and Westfield Boulevard while they were responding to the robbery. Nobody was in the car, but police believed it was the car involved in the robbery. Officers set up a perimeter and a K-9 officer began searching for the suspects.  

One suspect was located and taken in for questioning.  

The other suspect still has not been taken into custody. Police do not know if he is still armed.

He was described by a witness as a Black male in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a red sweatshirt with an emblem on the upper left chest and grayish ripped jeans.

Police asked the public not approach the suspect and call 911 if you see him.

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