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March 25, 2014

Avon man ambushed by gunmen at his home

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened outside an Avon man’s home Tuesday morning.

According to information from the department, the incident occurred at a residence at 5889 E. C.R. 150 N., Avon.

Police say the victim, Jeff Russell, 46, was walking out of his detached garage at about 5:10 a.m. when he was confronted by two black men waiting outside the door.

Upon being surprised by the suspects, Russell reportedly struck one of the men. The other suspect then came up behind the victim and placed a handgun to his head.

Police say the suspects then led Russell behind the garage and made him get down on his knees, handcuffed him and demanded money.

Police said Russell told the suspects he didn’t have any money so they took him to get his wallet.

The suspects then reportedly threatened to shoot Russell and at one point punched him in the face.

The suspects handcuffed Russell to a tool cart in the garage and left the residence in his pickup truck.

Police say Russell was not seriously injured and the suspects did not enter the home where Russell’s family was.

Russell was able to yell for help after the suspects left and a neighbor cut off the handcuffs while Russell’s wife called 911.

Police searched for the stolen pickup truck, which was found behind a business near U.S. 36 and S.R. 267.

One suspect is described as a black male who stood 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighed about 260 with a goatee and stocky build. The other suspect is described as a thin, light-skinned black male who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall. Both men wore puffy jackets and hoodies.

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