Bartholomew County deputies seeking leads in carjacking

GERMAN TOWNSHIP – On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at t approximately 10:41 p.m., the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an alleged theft of a vehicle.

The female victim told deputies that she left the Taylorsville area, traveling east on East County Road 650 North. As she approached the intersection of East County Road 650 North and County Road North 50 West, a vehicle behind her flashed its headlights and activated blue flashing lights, believing she was being pulled over by law enforcement. The victim pulled to the side of the road.

The victim told deputies that two male suspects wearing all black clothing approached her vehicle and displayed a handgun. The suspects pulled her out of the car and pointed the firearm at her while making threats to her life. The victim described the two suspects as being in their mid-20s, approximately 6-foot-tall with a stocky build, who spoke English.

The victim also described the suspect’s vehicle as a blue passenger car, the make and model of which are unknown. After the suspects drove away with her vehicle, the victim was forced to walk back to the Taylorsville area to report the crime, which took approximately 30 minutes.

At about the same time the theft was reported, deputies responded to a vehicle fire approximately 6 miles from the alleged theft scene. It is believed the destroyed vehicle is the victim’s car based on the make and model; however, investigators are working to confirm ownership.

The sheriff’s office is asking the public to come forward with any information about this incident, which remains under investigation. Call the sheriff’s office at 812-565 – 5926 with relevant tips.