Two Amish families in Clark County were held at gunpoint Friday night.
The first incident happened around 6 p.m. Friday night in the township of Fremont. Aaron Stutzman says he walked around his house to find someone crouched in the shadows. The person had a gun. Stutzman says the suspect raised the gun over his head. A man's voice ordered him to lie on the ground, but instead, Stutzman ran toward his house. He yelled in German to his family that there was an intruder.
Stutzman says the man then fled, running toward a vehicle that was parked some distance west of the house.
At approximately 6:45 p.m. the same night, in the township of Grant, investigators say someone held up another family. The second house was located five miles from the first, in a neighboring township. This time, the individual made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
There were several similarities between the two incidents.
In both cases, the families say they saw a car drive slowly past the house and stop. The say they remember the car had a loud exhaust. Both families describe the person that held them up as being about 5'9" with a thin build. In each case, they describe the gun as having a long, narrow barrel. They also say the person who held the gun, held it high in the air. Both families have five children who were home at the time of the robberies.
Clark County sheriff's deputies ask anyone who live in the area of Fremont Road or Meridian Ave in the townships of Fremont and Grant, to please call 1 (800) 743-2420 or 743-3157.