INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Police are searching for three men who assaulted and robbed a man in broad daylight on the southeast side of Indianapolis.
Police say they are looking for three black men in their late teens to early 20s in connection with this incident. 24-Hour News 8 obtained a surveillance photo of who neighbors believe are the three robbers.
The man who was attacked says he saw the three attackers walk the block before, but he thought maybe they were neighbors. Andrew Westermann and his family just moved into their home about a month ago.
"It was a blur, I was in survival mode," said Westermann.
It happened when three young men surrounded Westermann while he was standing in his own garage around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"He tried to go into his pocket like this and that's when I turned and I saw the other gentleman tried to grab my phone. I yelled I screamed, nobody heard me. They shut the garage door and that's when they drug me in the house," said Westermann.
Andrew says the next 30 minutes were the longest of his life. He says one man stayed with him, while the others stole three TVs, his son's X-box and headphones, and his car.
"I was laying down on the floor and I was saying a prayer to God to keep me safe, and He answered my prayer. He spared me. God is a gracious God," said Westermann.
Andrew is relieved that this happened while his wife and son were out of the house. He says after two of the robbers left, the last one stayed about 10 more minutes.
"He had the nerve to ask me if I had any Gatorade in the house. He sat there, he smoked a cigarette in my house," said Westermann.
And then one final instruction from the last man left in his house.
"Don't move or I'll bleeping kill you," said the robber.
Andrew says he waited a few minutes, and then went to a neighbor's house, and that neighbor called 911.
Neighbor Rebecca Waskom lives a few doors down and says she too has been the target of robbers fitting the same description, three times.
"We've had to replace light fixtures, they've busted them out, had trucks stolen," said Waskom.
It's her surveillance video that she hopes will help police.
"You know if I move, or if I leave, they win. They are not going to invade my privacy to the point where I'm scared, " said Westermann.
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