Text alerts police to armed robbery at restaurant

Darian Dowdell (left), Armand Fuller (center), Fletcher Greer (right).

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH)  Police arrested three suspects in an armed robbery of a Brownsburg restaurant early Wednesday.

IMPD and the FBI’s Safe Street Task Force contacted Brownsburg Police around 12:15 a.m. regarding three males suspected of committing several robberies in Indianapolis were believed to be in Brownsburg.

At 12:30 a.m. a Brownsburg Police officer received a text message from a customer at the Steak and Shake that the business was being robbed.

According to police, three suspects entered through a back door of the business through the kitchen area to the cash register and demanded money.

At least one of the suspects brandished a handgun.  The trio reportedly got away with about $700 cash and a wallet. Police say the suspects left the business in a vehicle at a high rate of speed with officers from two agencies in close pursuit.

Around 1 a.m., the suspect vehicle ran off the road at County Road 50 West and 500 North in Danville. One suspect had minor injuries after being apprehended by an IMPD police dog.

Police arrested 21-year-old Darian Dowell, 21-year-old Fletcher Greer and 20-year-old Armand Fuller.

All three have been preliminarily charged with robbery, criminal confinement, and pointing a firearm. Investigators believe these suspects are responsible for 12 additional robberies in Marion County, dating back to Nov. 2013.

Police say this is the third group of robbery suspects arrested in the past month that are responsible for up to 35 robberies.

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