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Bank Teller Expecting Twins Shot During Indianapolis Robbery
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS — A bank teller pregnant with twins was shot in the lower stomach during a robbery Tuesday that set off a massive police search on the city's east side.
Indianapolis police spokesman Lt. Jeff Duhamell said the teller was in serious to critical condition but was alert when taken to a hospital.
"This is senseless. Some poor lady, trying to make a living, pregnant, shot by a man without any provocation," said Indianapolis Police Chief Michael Spears.
The robbery at the Huntington Bank near 21st Street and Post Road was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m.
Officers and police dogs were combing streets and a large field behind the bank.
Warren Township schools were locked down in the area while the gunman was being sought. Police said the suspect jumped into the passenger side of a car to get away, suggesting that more people were involved in the robbery.
Duhamell said it is unusual for bank robbers to shoot people because tellers are trained to simply hand over the cash.
One customer and three employees were in the bank during the robbery, a Huntington spokeswoman said.