INDIANAPOLIS – On Friday, April 2, 2021, at approximately 4:44 pm, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) North District middle shift officers responded to an armed robbery of a person in the 2700 block of E 38th Street. The victim stated that he was robbed by two individuals, one of them armed, after leaving an auto parts store.
Officers responded to the scene and actively searched the area. Almost immediately, two people matching the description of the suspects were located behind a nearby building and were taken into custody without incident. During a search of the suspects, property allegedly taken during the armed robbery was located. In a nearby treeline, officers discovered a firearm that is believed to have been used by the suspects.
An IMPD robbery detective responded and took over the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, 20-year-old Diamond Bible and 18-year old Ladarreon Austin were both placed under arrest for their alleged role in the robbery.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging determinations.
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