Police investigate string over of overnight robberies
Police are investigating two pair of robberies overnight where the suspects fit similar descriptions.
Metro and Cumberland Police are investigating two robberies at Speedway gas stations 45 minutes apart early Thursday morning. They say two men were involved at one location, and three at another.
One of those stations was among a pair of Speedways hit by thieves on Tuesday morning, as well.
Cumberland Police Detective Michael Crooke told Eyewitness News that two men in dark clothing robbed the German Church Speedway at 1:05 a.m. They used a long gun, possibly a rifle, to threaten the clerk.
Crooke said a woman was injured at the scene, possibly from being struck by the butt of the gun in her head.
Crooke said one of the two men was wearing a white hoodie. Both had their faces covered, they ran south from the scene.
Then at 1:48 a.m., three men tried to rob the Speedway at 62nd and Allisonville Road. Descriptions were similar to the two men from the German Church robbery, so police are working to connect the two incidents.
They are looking for a white Pontiac sedan.
The same Allisonville Road Speedway was also robbed early Tuesday morning.
At the same time, the Hancock County Sheriff's Department is working with IMPD investigators after a robbery of the McDonald's at Interstate 70 and Mt. Comfort Road. The robber got away with a "substantial amount of cash," according to one detective.
That suspect may be linked to a liquor store robbery on the east side of Indianapolis a half hour earlier.
Capt. Jeff Rasche of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department said a black male, dressed in all black with "an unusual type of hat" came into the restaurant at 11:04 p.m., just as employees were counting the cash drawers. He showed a silver handgun and made the workers go to the back of the store, then left the with cash.
Witnesses did not see what he drove as he left.
Rasche compared notes with IMPD robbery detectives and said the McDonald's suspect matched the description of a man who robbed the Liquor Unlimited store at 16th and Arlington around 10:30 p.m.
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