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BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2014) – Three men are in custody Wednesday morning after an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Brownsburg, Ind.

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at the Steak ‘n Shake on Maplehurst Drive.

According to police, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force were already on the lookout for these men and alerted authorities in Brownsburg that the men may be in the area.

At that time, a Brownsburg police officer got a text from someone inside, stating the restaurant was being held up. According to witnesses, two of the three suspects flashed guns in the restaurant, took money from the register and an employee’s wallet.

An 18-year old employee, who is seven months pregnant, told police two of the men pointed their guns at her head during the robbery. No employees or patrons were injured during the robbery.

The suspects led police on a high-speed chase heading west on I-74 to W. County Road 500 North. Police said the suspects then jumped out of the vehicle and proceeded to flee on foot.

Officers were able to catch two of the suspects, and a K-9 officer was able to detain the third suspect.

The suspects were identified as Darian Dowdell, 21; Armand Fuller, 20; and Fletcher Greer, 21. They were booked into the Hendricks County Jail Wednesday morning on charges of robbery, criminal confinement and pointing a firearm.

Investigators believe the three suspects are responsible for 12 additional robberies in Marion County dating back to November 2013. Additionally, records indicate Greer has a prior arrest from October 2013 in Marion County for driving with a suspended license and carrying a handgun without a license.

After the arrests, some officers were wondering why the suspects would be committing robberies at all. Until recently, all three of the young men seemed to have life going in the right direction.

Darian Dowdell’s facebook page is full of happy photos with his young son. It mentions him studying at Indiana State and I.U., after being a star basketball player at Ben Davis High School.

Armand Fuller was a popular basketball player at Cathedral High School. Investigators believe at one time he worked with local youth, either as a coach or mentor. Fuller is also featured on the website of an entertainment agency, which lists him as a model and actor.

Greer’s facebook page mentions him studying electronics at Kaplan College.

Now the young men sit behind bars awaiting charges in Hendricks and Marion Counties.


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