Quick action by citizens help IMPD officers make apprehension of Robbery suspect

IMPDINDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Robbery detectives arrest suspect who allegedly robbed a gas station on the city’s east side.

Just before 9 a.m. on 08/03/2016, IMPD officers were dispatched to the Shell gas station in the 8500 block of E Washington St. on the report of a Robbery. The suspect had entered the gas station and implied that he had a weapon and demanded cash. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Attentive citizens observed the suspect leaving the gas station and called in the description and direction of travel of the suspect vehicle. Officers observed the vehicle and were able to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect had evidence with him that linked him to the Robbery at the Shell gas station.

Johnny Anderson
Johnny Anderson

IMPD Robbery detectives responded to the scene and conducted a thorough investigation which allowed for initial charges to be filed. The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Johnny Anderson of Indianapolis. The suspect was arrested and preliminarily charged with Robbery, Theft, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The Marion County Prosecutor will review the case and make a final charging decision. The suspect was transported to the Arrestee Processing Center to be processed.

This arrest is another testament of how a strong Police-Community Partnership can help “Reduce Crime, Reduce the Fear of Crime, and Enhance Public Safety.” The IMPD greatly appreciates the community for their assistance on this investigation and others. Anyone with information regarding this incident or others is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS(8477). Remember, if you see something, say something.

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