Elkhart man allegedly robbed at gunpoint

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ELKHART, Ind. --- Just after 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning, an Elkhart man walked to his car to head to work, but that's when everything changed.

Sukhvinder Singh, 36, went out to turn on his car to warm it up before heading to work and when the time came, he was ready to get into his toasty vehicle and start his day. However, when he went back out to his running car, a red, rusty pick-up truck was stopped in the middle of the road.

"They come to me and say, hey what time is it?" Singh said. "They come to me and talk to me and the one person has a gun and pulls the gun and says give me money."

Two men in hooded sweatshirts, gloves and ski-masks demanded money from Singh.

"They took my money and bracelet," Singh said. "They threw me to the ground and punched me. It was scary to me. I was really shocked when they pointed a gun at me. I thought I was dead."

The robbers took $120 and a bracelet from Singh. But it was that bracelet, a Kara bracelet; something worn by devout Sikhs for protection, Singh credits for his safety.

"That's the one thing I know," Singh said. "God saved me. God gave me new life. I thought I would be dead when they showed me the gun. God saved me. I appreciate God. Saved my life. Thank you."

The Elkhart Co. Sheriff is asking for the public's help in finding the suspects. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff at 574-891-2100 or fill out an form online anonymously here.