By STEVEN PENN
Brownsburg Police Department (BPD) officers arrested three men after a robbery at a local Steak ‘n Shake restaurant early Wednesday morning.
According to information from the BPD, officers received information from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) about three men that were in Brownsburg and under surveillance after being suspected of several robberies in Indianapolis.
At about 12:30 a.m., a BPD officer received a text from a customer at the Steak ‘n Shake, 21 Maplehurst Dr., stating that the restaurant was being robbed.
Police say the three suspects — later identified as Darian Dowell, 21, Armand Fuller, 20, and Fletcher Greer, 21 — entered through a back door and demanded money at the cash register. At least one of them was reported to have a handgun.
The men left the restaurant with about $700 in cash and a wallet, fleeing in a vehicle that reached a high rate of speed, which was pursued by officers from all agencies.
The chase continued west on I-74 to West County Road 500 North where the suspects' vehicle ran off the road, prompting them to flee on foot. Two of the men were apprehended by officers and the third by an IMPD K-9.
Because of the K-9 apprehension, there were minor injuries to the man, but no one else was hurt as a result of the incident.
Dowell, Fuller, and Greer are being preliminarily charged with robbery, criminal confinement, and illegally pointing a firearm.
According to information from the IMPD and the SSTF, the suspects are believed to be responsible for 12 other Marion County robberies, dating back to November 2013.
As a result of their alleged involvement in those crimes, they could face additional charges in Marion County.