FISHERS, Ind.– Police arrested four people, while a fifth suspect remained on the run, following a late-night gas station robbery in Fishers.
Fishers police said three masked men went into the Shell gas station at 96th Street and Allisonville Road around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Armed with at least one rifle, police said the men demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk, who complied.
A female driver and female passenger helped the three get away initially in a white GMC Jimmy SUV, which officers then followed, police said.
After catching up to them, police said the three men jumped out and ran. The two women, Mercedes M. Hamilton and Janea L. Waller, both 19, were arrested on site, police said.
A K-9 Unit from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department captured one of the male suspects a short time later, while a general area search helped bring a second male suspect into custody. Fishers police said Douglas D. Dennis, 23, and a 17-year-old juvenile male were the other two people arrested.
Fishers police said all of the people arrested tentatively face felony armed robbery and theft, among other charges.
The fifth and final suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
This is not the first gas station robbery in recent weeks in that area of Fishers, a fact that has not been lost on police.
“Our investigators are currently speaking with them and IMPD also has investigators that are currently speaking with the suspects that are in custody now,” said Fishers Police Officer Tom Weger. “So it’ll be part of the investigation to determine if they had any responsibility in the previous robberies.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Rob Baker at 317-595-3300.