DATE: Friday, June 26, 2015
SUBJECT: Drug Dealer Robbed at Gunpoint
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-040
CONTACT: Sgt. Matt Schnell / Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:19 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Pollack Avenue and South Green River Road in reference to an armed robbery involving a handgun.
Upon arrival sheriff’s deputies located the victim who had sustained non-life threatening injuries. The victim advised that he knew who the suspect was and that the purpose of the meeting was for a prearranged narcotics transaction. The incident occurred inside the victim’s vehicle while in the parking lot of 2100 South Green River Road. The victim explained that the suspect pointed a handgun at him and then struck him in the back of the head with the handgun. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of the victim’s property. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No shots were fired during this incident.
The victim was interviewed at the hospital, but refused to cooperate with investigators and declined to pursue charges.