INDIANAPOLIS – Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a pair of suspects believed to be involved in two overnight robberies.
On March 1, 2016, at 1:26 A.M., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to the 3000 block of North Illinois Street on a report of a robbery at the Shell gas station. The two suspects entered the store wearing masks and forced open the locked door to the bullet proof glass encased clerk’s area. One of the suspects demanded money and the clerk opened the register drawer. The suspect then struck the clerk in the head with a silver gun and both suspects took the money from the drawer. The suspects then fled from the Shell gas station on foot.
At 2:06 A.M., officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of East 16th Street on the report of a robbery at the Conoco gas station. The same two suspects, from the earlier robbery of the Shell gas station, entered the store wearing the same clothing and masks. The suspects once again tried to force open the locked door to the bullet proof glass encased clerk’s area. One of the suspects fired a handgun at the bullet proof glass without successfully gaining access to the clerk’s area. The suspects immediately fled on foot after their failed attempt.
Suspect #1: Black Male late teens or early 20’s, red IU sweatshirt over grey hoodie, dark sweat pants yellow bandana, silver handgun,
Suspect #2: Black male late teens or early 20’s, grey zip up hoodie with dark pull strings, orange full face neoprene “hunting style” mask, dark sweat pants, black tennis shoes with white and black markings and neon yellow soles (possibly PUMA), armed with black handgun
Anyone with information about these suspects’ identity or information about these robberies crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).