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2 teens arrested for a string of armed robberies

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two teenagers are in custody in connection to a string of robberies, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

IMPD says 17-year-old Tywon Allen and 17-year-old Julian Petty were arrested for a number of robberies spanning several months.

Police say that on March 3, a covert investigation began involving several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, after a number of food delivery robberies.

During a recent robbery, two teenagers were spotted running after a Donato’s Pizza delivery driver was robbed. Officers gave chase and then quickly set up a perimeter. 

Both suspects were quickly apprehended. Allen was taken into custody after the use of a taser and a canine officer. Police later found the Petty hiding in a tree. 

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Police say that as Allen was running away, a firearm fell from his waistband. The gun has since been recovered. 

Allen and Petty face preliminary charges for the following robberies:

  • 12/17/2018 – 7933 Blue Jay Ln- Pizza Hut
  • 01/19/2019 –  7917 Blue Jay Ln – China Kitchen
  • 02/22/2019 – 7917 Blue Jay Ln- #D- Jacks Pizza
  • 03/03/2019- – 7933 Blue Jay Ln-#D- Marcos Pizza

Also, Petty faces a preliminary charge for the following robbery:

  • 02/03/2019 -7917 Blue Jay Ln Apt D- Pizza Hut