North Vernon Police investigate attack, attempted robbery

Evidence recovered from the scene; photo courtesy of NVPD

North Vernon Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a convenience store in the 500 block of West Walnut Street. Sgt. Andrew Richmond, department spokesman, says that officers were call to the Country Mark Gas Station at 9:49 p.m. on Thursday. He says that the initial investigation revealed that an employee was outside cleaning windows when he was approached from behind by a masked assailant and struck with an object. A scuffle ensued, which ended in the suspect fleeing the area in a red car that was parked in the rear of the store. Richmond says the attendant suffered minor injuries in the attack.

Police say they were able to recover the suspect’s mask, as well as a flashlight. If you have any tips or information about this incident, you are urged to call North Vernon Police at (812) 346-2345.