Two Robbery Suspects Arrested for Their Involvement in a Series of Armed Robberies

INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Robbery detectives, with assistance from IMPD Northwest District officers, the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, and the IMPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team, arrested 20-year-old Antonio Haynes and 25-year-old Amari Evans for their alleged roles in a series of armed robberies and home invasion robberies.
 
On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, Robbery detectives began investigating a series of armed robberies occurring on the eastside of Indianapolis. Using various investigative techniques and modern-policing technology, detectives identified the suspect vehicle as a blue Jeep Liberty.
 
On Thursday, June 22, 2023, robbery detectives, the FBI Violent Crime Task Force and the IMPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team, located the jeep in the 5000 block of West 36th Terrace. Simultaneously, officers in the area were notified of a report of a delayed attempted robbery that took place in the 5300 block of Ruskin Place West, a nearby neighborhood.
 
Officers from the Northwest District located two males, later identified as Antonio Haynes and Amari Evans, on foot in the vicinity of the attempted robbery. Officers initiated their emergency equipment and the suspects fled. Following a brief foot pursuit, both individuals were apprehended without further incident. Additionally, a handgun was recovered.

The investigation continued, resulting in the arrest of Haynes and Evans for armed robbery.
 
Haynes and Evans are suspected in the following robberies included in this series:
 
05/30 – IP230051231 (Street Robbery)
05/30 – IP230051243 (Street Robbery)
06/07 – IP230054275 (Home Invasion Robbery)
06/12 – IP230056004 (Street Robbery)
06/13 – IP230056754 (Home Invasion Robbery)
06/14 – IP230057130 (Home Invasion Robbery)
 
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make the final charging decision. The investigation is still ongoing.
 
Anyone with any further information about these incidents 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 of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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