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Suspects arrested after gunfire outside of AutoZone linked to chain of robberies

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Three men arrested after gunfire erupted outside an AutoZone now face more charges in connection to a string of robberies dating back to August.

Officials revealed that 30-year-old George Taylor, 28-year-old James Bess and 27-year-old Tony Hamilton are believed to be responsible for the robberies of several gas stations, a liquor store, two Steak ‘n Shake restaurants, a CVS pharmacy and multiple AutoZone auto-parts stores.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released a list of the robberies that began on Aug. 16:

  • Thornton’s gas station at 7425 E. Washington St.
  • Steak ‘n Shake at 2403 N. Post Road.     
  • Speedway gas station at 1590 N. Post Road.
  • Village Pantry at 1415 W. 86th St.       
  • Speedway Gas Station at 965 N. German Church Road.
  • Penn Station at 1004 N. Shadeland Ave. 
  • Speedway Gas Station at 11531 E. Washington St. in Cumberland.
  •  CVS at 7240 E. 82nd St.
  • Liquor Unlimited at 10030 E. 10th St.
  • AutoZone at 1170 N. Arlington Ave.
  • AutoZone at 2739 E. 38th St. 
  • AutoZone at 11120 E. Washington St. in Cumberland.
  • AutoZone at 8702 E. Washington St. 
  • AutoZone at 5455 N. Keystone Ave. 
  • Steak ‘n Shake at 7930 E. Washington St.

The trio originally faced charges after a confrontation with police officers outside of the AutoZone at 5444 N. Keystone Ave. on Nov. 9. Officers fired multiple shots toward the suspects before one was taken into custody. The other two suspects were later apprehended. 

Bess faces six charges of armed robbery, Hamilton faces one count of armed robbery and Taylor faces 15 counts of armed robbery. 

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