INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says officers are investigating after a woman was found beaten Thursday morning.
IMPD says officers were sent to the 1500 block of East 73rd Street at 5:20 a.m. after reports of residential robbery with injury.
The 55-year-old woman told police she was tied up with duct tape but was able to escape to neighbors home to call 911 after the suspect left her home.
Police say the victim’s face was very swollen after the suspect hit her with an unknown object multiple times. The suspect demanded money, guns and drugs and when the victim told the suspect she did not have any, that’s when the suspect hit her.
The unknown man was able to get in the home due to an unlocked door. The victim told police she was expecting family to return the house.
A 25-year-old was held for questioning and released. The individual is not considered a suspect at this time, according to IMPD.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
The victim was taken to Community Hospital North for treatment. She is expected to be OK.
Police are not sure if anything was stolen.
Neighbors were surprised to hear about the violent attack.
“It is surprising for it to happen here of all places, Indy is a major city, but in Ravenswood that is not something you hear about,” said Sean Lewis, who lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood.
Those who know the victim call her a quiet neighbor, who lives in the home with an adult son. In the aftermath, some residents admitted this case will make them more watchful.
“It does make you uneasy, it can happen to anybody it is a neighbor, that is awful,” said Lewis.
If you have information in this case, call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS, or 317.262.8477.