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3 arrested for Kokomo armored vehicle robbery

IMPD SWAT and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 29-year-old Edwin Sims, of Indianapolis, Wednesday after a short chase.
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KOKOMO, Ind. — Three suspects have been arrested for the armed robbery of an armored vehicle last month in Kokomo.

The robbery happened on Nov. 16 at an ATM at 2201 W. Jefferson St. in Kokomo. Police said a man held the driver of the vehicle at gunpoint while the other employee of the armored vehicle service was inside the business servicing the ATM. After disarming the driver, the suspect stole an undetermined amount of money and left in a maroon or red Cadillac XTS. 

The FBI assisted with the investigation, which resulted in arrest warrants being issued for 41-year-old Keith Martin, 34-year-old James Alexander and 29-year-old Edwin Sims, all of Indianapolis. FBI agents arrested Martin and Alexander in Indianapolis, and Sims was arrested Wednesday after a short chase by IMPD SWAT and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF).

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Martin and Alexander are both being held on preliminary charges of aiding, inducing or causing armed robbery, a Level 3 felony. Sims is facing a count of armed robbery, also a Level 3 felony.

Anyone with information about the investigation should contact Kokomo Police Capt. Bruce D. Rood at 765-456-7332 or brood@cityofkokomo.org. Tips can also be called in to the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017 or can be made anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

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