Crime Watch 8

3 arrested after string of robberies on the east side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police released additional information Tuesday after officers arrested three people in an alleged crime spree.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sent a tweet early Tuesday morning, saying officers took three people into custody in connection with multiple robberies in the area of 38th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.

The suspects may be linked to “earlier shootings,” according to the tweet.

According to a release from IMPD, officers were responding to reports of armed robberies Monday when they found a man in an apartment stairwell who had been shot. The victim told police he was shot after two men asked him for a cigarette. He told police when he told the men he didn’t have any, one of them pulled out a gun and shot him. The suspects took cash from him and his cell phone before they fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition.

After further investigation, officers learned there were at least two other armed robberies they thought involved the same suspects. Detectives determined they were connected to two other armed robberies, after the timing of the incidents and the similar description of the two was provided.

The suspects have been identified as 20-year-old Deja Canady, 18-year-old Anthony Harmon and 17-year-old Jamel Hoskin.

All three will face charges of armed robbery, battery by means of deadly weapon and criminal recklessness.

Officers found items linked to the crimes inside the vehicle. The men were identified as suspects in two of the armed robberies.

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