Officers use iPhone app to track armed robbery suspect

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Officers used an iPhone app to track down an armed robbery suspect Tuesday night.

The armed robbery occurred around 10:20 p.m. in the 900 block of E. 62nd Street in the Broad Ripple area.

During the robbery, the victim’s iPhone and purse were stolen.

The victim was able to provide a vehicle description and a witness tracked the stolen iPhone using a Track my iPhone app.

With the app’s help, police tracked the suspect to the 4900 block of S. Hillside Avenue.  Police said the suspect then led officers on a short vehicle pursuit to the 3700 block of Caroline Avenue.  At that time, police said the suspect jumped from the car and ran on foot with gun in his hand.

IMPD established a perimeter and apprehended the suspect in the 3700 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Officers were able to get the suspect’s handgun and recover the victim’s purse as well.

During the pursuit, police said two officers suffered minor injuries, but they did not require medical attention.

woods,christopher mugThe suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Christopher Woods, of Indianapolis.  While the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision, police said Woods could face charges of robbery, resisting law enforcement, carrying a handgun without a license and driving while suspended.

Wednesday morning, FOX59 News spoke with people concerned about what happened in Broad Ripple a night earlier, but maintained they still feel safe in the popular neighborhood.

“When I’m by myself, it’s always daytime and it’s usually morning,” passerby Cindie Hart told FOX59.