INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man has been arrested in connection to a number of business robberies, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
IMPD said 51-year-old Damon Smithson was arrested just after midnight on Aug. 6.
Police said officers conducted a traffic stop at I-465 and the Pendelton Pike ramp and that information gathered during the stop led to a search warrant for the vehicle.
During the search of that vehicle, officers found evidence in the car which linked Smithson to a recent robbery, IMPD said.
IMPD’s Covert Robbery Unit continued investigating and obtained a search warrant for Smithson’s home. It was during the search of Smithson’s residence that evidence was discovered connecting him to a number of other robberies, including three separate robberies of the same gas station within a little over a month.
Smithson has been linked to the following robberies:
- Speedway Gas 8202 N. Allisonville Rd 06/06/20
- Speedway Gas 8202 N. Allisonville Rd 07/07/20
- Speedway Gas 8202 N. Allisionville Rd 07/11/20
- Circle K Gas 5659 N. Michigan Rd 07/14/20
- Speedway Gas 5555 W. 86th St 07/16/20
- Speedway Gas 5415 E. 65th St 07/19/20
- Village Pantry 1415 W. 86th St 07/20/20
- Ofelia Bakery 7880 N. Michigan Rd 07/26/20
- Speedway Gas 5415 E. 65th St 08/04/20