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Armed men block car, rob driver on north side

Posted at 3:30 PM, Nov 11, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three armed men blocked a car and robbed the driver at gunpoint in the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood early Friday morning.

The robbery happened just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of 42nd Street and Boulevard Place, about five blocks southeast of Butler University's campus.

The 20-year-old driver told police the three men blocked his vehicle and then took his wallet, backpack, and cellphone.

Butler University Police said Friday afternoon the victim was neither a student nor an employee of the school.

The driver of the vehicle wasn't injured in the exchange.

He described the suspects as three black men of unknown age. No other descriptive information was provided.

IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams said the best course of action if you find yourself in such a situation is to comply with the robbers' demands.

"If someone decides to block a vehicle, you have few options but cooperation and compliance," he said. "Often suspects only want the item they are robbing you of."

There have been four robberies reported within a one-mile radius of the area in the past month.

In the most recent, the victim told police he was robbed by a man he contacted over the Internet to sell a pair of jeans. That robbery occurred near the intersection of 40th Street and Capitol Avenue.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.