Crime Watch 8

IMPD arrests man in connection to multiple business robberies

Photo of Damon Smithson. (Provided Photo/IMPD)

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

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