Suspects jailed in Taco Bell, Village Pantry robberies

Anderson robbery suspect (Anderson Police Department)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Two suspects are in custody in connection with two Anderson businesses that were robbed on Wednesday.

Anderson police arrested Michael Johnson, Jr., 20, and Erika Andrews, 39, on Feb. 4.

Johnson allegedly robbed a Taco Bell around 3:40 p.m. After fleeing, Johnson later reportedly robbed a Village Pantry at approximately 6:55 p.m.

While police were investigating the two robberies, they received a report that a light blue or grey-colored vehicle was seen at the scene of both crimes.

Officers were able to locate a suspected car, a 2009 Ford Focus, which was reportedly driven by Andrews.

According to police, Andrews was arrested, which led police to Johnson’s location.

Johnson was taken into custody, where police say he confessed to robbing both the businesses for drug money.

Johnson faces possible robbery charges, a Level 5 felony. Andrews faces charges of aiding inducing robbery, a Level 5 felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony.

Johnson and Andrews were transported to the Madison County Detention Center on Feb. 5. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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