Armed robbery suspect in custody following police chase

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is in custody after robbing a person of $15,000 in cash.

The robbery happened just before 11:30 a.m. on Friday in the 5700 block of East Washington Street.

Authorities took pursuit after witnessing the suspect get into a gray vehicle following the robbery.

The chase ended when the vehicle crashed into a brick fence .

The suspect then fled on foot, dropping a gun and tossing a grocery bag over a fence in the process. He was tackled and apprehended shortly thereafter.

Officers found $15,000 in the bag that was thrown over the fence.

33-year-old Olugbalah Ridley faces preliminary charges of robbery, kidnapping and trespassing.