Carjack victim escapes armed men

December 7, 2010

Indianapolis police are searching for two men who robbed and abducted a man at gunpoint on the west side early Tuesday morning. Police say the victim was getting into his car at an apartment building near Mickley Avenue and Vermont Street about 6:30 a.m. when the two men attacked him, tied him up with duct tape and put him in the back of a red sport-utility vehicle. One suspect drove away in the SUV while the other followed in the victim’s car. The hostage said he was able to escape the vehicle on the east side of the city near 10th and Rural streets after a struggle with the gunman. The victim said he may have shot the suspect in the hand during the escape. His car was found abandoned a short time later about a mile from the scene.