Suspects wanted in robbery of trucker in Indiana

| 8/22/2005

Police are still searching for three men who stole $380 from a trucker who had just cashed his a check at a truck stop near Whiteland, IN.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, Robert A. Clark of Richmond, IN, had just cashed a check at the Pilot Travel Plaza near the Whiteland exit of Interstate 65 and was in the cab of his truck when he was approached by a man asking for help, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Clark told police he exited his truck and followed the man to a secluded area near the back of the truck parking lot, where he encountered two more men; one standing, one sitting.

According to the police report, one of the standing men asked Clark how much money truck drivers made. Clark told him an amount, and when the man didn’t believe him, he pulled the $380 cash he had just received out of his pocket.

One of the men took the money from Clark, and when Clark asked for it back, the man told him “You lost it.” The three men then ran, jumped into a green Pontiac Bonneville and drove off.

Clark described all three suspects as white males, one of whom had short, sandy-blond hair, a mustache, muscle T-shirt, blue jeans and a black sun visor. The other two men were described as having short blond hair and short brown hair.

Anyone with information in the case can contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department at (317) 736-5155.