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Evansville Couple Robbed at Gunpoint Inside Own Apartment

A detective on the scene told 44News three suspects walked into the couple's apartment, then one of the teens pulled out a gun and put it against one of the victim's heads.

Posted: Jul 6, 2021 8:36 PM
Updated: Jul 7, 2021 7:58 AM

Officers are looking for three suspects after an Evansville couple was held at gunpoint and robbed inside their own apartment Tuesday.

Evansville Dispatch received a call just before 8:00 p.m. of an armed robbery in the 1300 block of Savannah Drive in the Savannah Gardens Apartment Complex.

Detective Sergeant Kyle Thiry, a detective on the scene, told 44News the couple was inside their apartment with their children when three black, male teenagers, believed to be between the ages of 13 and 15, walked in.

There was a conversation for some time before one of the suspects pulled out a gun and held it against the man's head.

Thiry said the suspects then took some of the couple’s belongings and fled. One of the victims chased after the teens as they ran.

A perimeter was set up around the apartment for over an hour as detectives interviewed the victims. Thiry said no one was injured during the robbery.

Though the suspects have not been caught, Thiry said he doesn't know how much investigating EPD can really do, because as of now, one of the victims does not want to press charges.

“They were last seen running south and then west," Thiry said. "We would like to know who they are in case there’s more in the neighborhood that we could kind of link.”

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