Arrests may have cracked theft ring responsible for multiple pharmacy robberies in Indianapolis

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MUG: Kadeem Wright

MUG: Kadeem Wright

INDIANAPOLIS (June 22, 2015) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police believe they’ve cracked a theft ring responsible for targeting up to ten pharmacies in Marion County.

Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, IMPD arrested three juveniles and an adult. Detectives saw two of the subjects enter a Walgreens store in the 9000 block of East 38th Street. A man acted as a lookout while a woman gave a note to the pharmacist demanding pills.

Both ran from the store to a nearby apartment complex, where witnesses say they saw a red Honda CR-V speed away from the area. The vehicle’s description matched that of a vehicle spotted at other pharmacy robberies, police said.

IMPD stopped the vehicle and detained all four people inside. Detectives found a loaded handgun and what they described as a “robbery kit” filled with items like clothing, gloves and sunglasses. Detectives also recovered an item of clothing—a black shirt with gold writing—matching the description of a shirt seen at multiple robberies over the past few weeks.

Police said the group may be responsible for between four and ten robberies at Indianapolis area pharmacies.

The adult male has been identified as Kadeem Wright, 25, of Indianapolis. IMPD said Wright could face federal charges in the case.

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