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Police: 2 men arrested after allegedly breaking into cars in Indianapolis downtown

A police officer carries handcuffs before a raid on Jan. 4, 2022. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says a Farmland man was arrested for attempted murder. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two men were arrested Thursday after state police said they were breaking into cars in downtown Indianapolis.

At 12:35 p.m., Indiana State Police Capitol Police Officers responded to the Washington Street Parking Garage, 401 W. Washington Street, after receiving a call about two men looking into vehicles.

The caller gave a detailed description of the suspects, which helped officers locate the two men inside the parking garage. Police say a ‘subsequent investigation’ led to both men’s arrest.

Investigators say 19-year-old Malachi Allen and Jeremiah Johnson — both from Indianapolis — were allegedly in possession of several stolen items, including a stolen handgun, bank cards with other names on them, and cash. A vehicle was later located that had been broken into by Allen and Johnson.

Allen and Johnson were taken to the Marion County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft of a Firearm
  • Criminal Mischief Under $750 in Damage
  • Possession of Stolen Property

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