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Man beaten, robbed while walking on Monon Trail

Posted at 10:34 PM, Nov 02, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police say a man was beaten and robbed while out for a walk on Monon Trail Tuesday evening.

Brock Easley said he was enjoying the nice weather when three men came up to him and asked to borrow his phone. 

"They just pushed me down, started kicking me, asking me if I had any money or not," said Easley.

Easley said he's glad he was able to escape without more serious injuries, but the men did get away with his cell phone and car keys. 

Despite the attack, police maintain that the Monon Trail is safe.

"It's a safe trail I'm convinced of that, " said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Commander Chris Bailey. "It's unfortunate that we had these young men who decided to take advantage of someone using that trail at night."

IMPD have some safety tips for anyone wanting to use the trail:

  • Go with at least one other person
  • Leave your valuables at home
  • Stay aware of your surroundings

Police have a vague description of the robbery suspects and no arrests have been made. 

Police say they do have bike patrols that keep an eye on the Monon Trail and they plan to increase their presence after Tuesday nigiht's incident.