Broad Ripple robbery suspect leads IMPD on chase before surrendering

Christopher Woods

Two IMPD officers were slightly injured during a short chase and apprehension of an armed robbery suspect Tuesday night.

Police arrested Christopher Woods, 23, of Indianapolis He faces preliminary charges including robbery, resisting law enforcement, carrying a handgun without a license and driving while suspended.

The robbery near Guilford and 62nd Street in Broad Ripple was called in at 10:25 p.m. Operators were able to obtain a description of the suspect's vehicle from the caller, who reported the man used a gun to rob an Indianapolis woman of her purse and cell phone in the 900 block of East 62nd Street.

Moments later, using a cell phone locator app, IMPD officers tracked and located the suspect vehicle driving southbound in the 4900 block of Hillside Avenue.  Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop, prompting a chase that began in the 4600 block of Keystone Avenue.

Within five minutes, after the suspect led police down Millersville Road and Keystone, he hit a curb and jumped out of the car near 3700 Caroline Avenue. He ran away with gun in hand, according to police.

Officers quickly established a perimeter and caught the suspect hiding bushes in the 3700 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Officers were able to recover the handgun, along with the victim's personal property, including her purse, phone and ID.

The two officers injured ankles during the pursuit. One required medical attention, according to IMPD documents.