IMPD Detectives arrest an allege serial robber after several area purse grab robberies

INDIANAPOLIS – Detectives have arrested 35-year-old Hardy Stepp of Indianapolis on two counts of robbery and one count of theft for his allege involvement in several area purse grab robberies.  The suspect was taken into custody on yesterday evening at the McDonalds located at Lafayette Road and West 38th Street without incident.  The suspect is currently being held at the Arrestee Processing Center awaiting his next hearing date.

Detectives allege that the suspect is responsible for at least three separate robberies occurring from January 19th through January 22nd wherein each of the incidents the suspect grabs the victims’ purse.  Detectives believe that the suspect could be involved in other area purse grab style robberies. Hardy Stepp Wanted

1. January 19, 2016, Marsh – 6965 W. 38th St.

2. January 19, 2016, Kroger – 4202 S. East St.

3. January 21, 2016, Speedway – 7270 W. 10th St.

4. January 22, 2016, Saigon Restaurant – 4760 W. 38th St.

Detectives urge anyone with further information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).

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