INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Police have arrested multiple suspects in connection to an attempted robbery that occurred Thursday night after a pizza delivery man became suspicious.
Shortly after 9:45 p.m., officers were called to the report of a robbery in progress in the area of Shortridge and Washington streets.
An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop.
The vehicle continued on and a short pursuit began.
The car drove to an apartment complex. Five suspects left the car, one of which was armed with a long gun.
Police learned the five suspects ordered 10 pizzas and soda. They told the pizza delivery driver to call when he was ten minutes away.
The driver was suspicious.
He parked a few doors down from the delivery address. The driver told police he saw five people step out of a vehicle – one was wearing a mask and holding a gun.
The suspect revealed his gun, but the driver had a legally registered weapon of his own.
When the suspects saw it they fled the scene. The driver followed them and called police.
In custody are 19-year-old Christopher Gulley, 19-year-old Tyson Moore, 18-year-old Demarcus Michael, a 16-year-old juvenile, and a 17-year-old juvenile.
All face preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, auto theft, and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police say the car they were driving was stolen.
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