IMPD Detectives and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Make Arrest in Serial Bank Robbery Case

INDIANAPOLIS-During October 2022, IMPD robbery detectives and the FBI began investigating four robberies of banks, involving a female suspect. In November of 2022, the IMPD/FBI Violent Crimes Task Force developed two possible suspects through special investigative techniques.

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, the Chase Bank located at 4710 E. 10th Street was robbed and investigators were able to identify an alleged suspect. With the assistance of IMPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), covert robbery detectives, Violent Reduction Team (VRT), Violent Crimes Unit (VCU), IMPD North, Northwest, and Northeast Districts, the suspect vehicle was stopped in the 2500 block of LaSalle Street.

Both alleged suspects were later identified as 31-year-old Ashley Thompson and 25-year-old Tazhane Brooks were taken into custody without further incident. Both suspects are allegedly involved in the following cases:

IP220099808 October 7, 2022, Forum Credit Union (7023 Corporate Drive)
IP220100216 October 8, 2022, Chase Bank (702 E. 86th Street)
IP220100226 October 8, 2022, Chase Bank (5601 Castle Creek Pkwy N. Drive)
IP220107388 October 29, 2022, Chase Bank (1420 W. Southport Road)
IP220120668 December 8, 2022, Chase Bank (4710 E. 10th Street)

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) will make the final charging decisions.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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