Search for suspect prompts lockdown of Fishers schools

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Fishers were looking for a suspect Wednesday morning, prompting the lockdown of schools and daycares in the area.

Dispatchers with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department say their officers assisted Fishers Police in the search for a suspect connected to a business robbery Wednesday morning.

Police say that robbery happened around 7 a.m. at Christian Brothers Automotive, located at 13048 Publishers Drive, which is off of East 131st Street and State Road 37.

An employee called police and said someone entered the business, displayed a gun and demanded money. The employee told the suspect there was no money and the suspect fled on foot. Police say the employee was not hurt.

Officers set up a perimeter in that area to look for the suspect. Dispatchers say any daycare or school nearby was contacted and put on lockdown. Around 8:45 a.m., police said that lockdown had been lifted.

A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect but officers were unable to locate anyone.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years old, about 5 foot 10 inches – 6 foot 2 inches tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rob Baker at 317-595-3300.

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