Cumberland Police may have suspects in clerk murder case

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CUMBERLAND, Ind. (January 16, 2016)–Cumberland Police are hopeful they have a big break in the Friday night murder of a convenience store clerk.

The break came as Cumberland Police investigators began comparing notes with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police detectives who arrested three people following another robbery.

Cumberland Police Chief, Michael Crooke says he believes 23-year-old Kyree Hayes along with two juveniles, ages 16 and 17 are the ones who tried to rob the Cumberland Express Mart before shooting and killing the clerk.

About two and a half hours later, the trio allegedly robbed and pistol whipped the clerk at a Rich Oil gas station at South Arlington and Brookville Road.

As the suspects fled, they crashed into a ditch a short distance away.  Police were able to apprehend the trio as they fled their crashed vehicle.

Witnesses provided very accurate descriptions of the suspects in both cases.

According to Chief Crooke, the three men wore the same clothes and drove the same car to both robberies.


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