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Shelbyville AT&T robbed; suspects chased into Indianapolis

One arrest following a robbery and chase from Shelbyville into Indianapolis.


Shortly before 4:00 pm on Monday the Shelbyville Police Department received a 911 call from the AT&T store at 2584 E. State Road 44 reporting a robbery that just occurred. It was determined by tracking devices hidden in the stolen merchandise that the suspects fled westbound on I-74.


Suspect and vehicle descriptions were given by witnesses on the scene and officers gave chase west on I-74. The descriptions were given as three armed black males in a silver SUV with a missing hubcap from the right front wheel.


A Shelbyville Police  officer spotted a vehicle matching the description at I-74 and 465. The Shelbyville officer followed while IMPD and Marion County authorities were notified and other SPD officers caught up with him for back up. It was learned that the vehicle being followed was stolen in Marion County earlier in an armed carjacking.


The suspect vehicle began to accelerate away from officers near 465 and Shadeland Ave. The chase went on for several minutes on the southeast side of Indianapolis before the suspects fled from the vehicle in the Iron Gate housing addition on Mitthoeffer Rd. Units from the Shelbyville Police Department, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and the Indiana State Police were able to apprehend one of the three suspects near the addition.


Shelbyville Police report the investigation will continue and more information will be gained. The name of the suspect is not known at this time and it is not known whether he is a juvenile or an adult.


There were no injuries and no property damage as a result of the chase or apprehension.