Search for suspect prompts lockdown of Fishers schools

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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