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.
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