By Janelle Morrison
In response to the recent bank robberies that have occurred in Carmel, Zionsville and Avon, the towns’ police departments have joined forces in an attempt to apprehend the suspects that they believe are involved in all three robberies.
Detectives from the respective law enforcement agencies recently met at a multi-jurisdictional meeting to discuss the robberies. Working along with the FBI, these agencies hope to catch the suspects before they strike again.
On Feb. 11, Avon Police Dept. reported that around 10:23 a.m., two males armed with handguns went into the Indiana Member’s Credit Union, 10438 E U.S. 36, Avon, and demanded money. The Carmel Police Dept. then responded to an armed robbery on Feb. 25 around 10:45 a.m. at The Ameriana Bank, 3975 W. 106th St. Witnesses stated that two males entered the bank armed with handguns and demanded cash. The suspects fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. The latest incident occurred on March 11 when the Zionsville Police Dept. was notified of an armed robbery at the Key Bank, 11622 N. Michigan Rd., at 11:05 a.m. involving two males who demanded money and then fled the bank on foot.
The suspects involved in all three robberies remain at large, and Lt. Jeff Horner with CPD spoke about the on-going investigation and the partnering of the agencies involved.
“Detectives from all three departments have been working together as there are similarities regarding the suspects in all three cases,” Horner said. “The FBI was also contacted, and we will continue to work with Zionsville and Avon during these investigations.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Carmel Police Dept. at 571-2500, the Zionsville Police Dept. at 873-5967, the Avon Police Dept. at 272-4485 or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477).