INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis couple is behind bars accused of taking part in a series of armed robberies.
The crime spree started in August before coming to an end this week.
IMPD officers had the suspects under surveillance and arrested the duo after they allegedly robbed a Murphy’s gas station on Emerson.
Police claim that crime was the 11th and final store targeted by the accused thieves.
Starting at a Speedway, followed by a Dollar General, two days later another Dollar General, then a Subway, a GameStop, two more Subways both on Emerson, a second GameStop, a third Dollar General and a Circle K.
Police believe 10 stores in 6 weeks were robbed at gunpoint by the same man before being caught robbing an 11th store this week.
“He showed the gun and asked for the money,” said Hersh Patel.
“This is not a good situation that anybody wants to be in,” said Rohit Patel.
Surveillance video from one of Rohit Patel’s stores show the hooded suspect slowly grabbing money from the register after pointing the gun at an employee last month.
“It’s so casual like he’s not worried about being caught. He took his sweet time,” said Rohit. “Normal robberies are quick in and quick out, but this guy was like he’d been doing it for awhile.”
Luckily, during one of the robberies witnesses saw the gunman and a getaway driver speed away in a black Buick with an In God We Trust license plate ending in the number eight.
That proved to be the break police needed to track the suspects down.
According to court records, this week undercover officers began surveillance of 34-year-old Andrew Mosier and 30-year-old Kristen Mosier and arrested the pair after watching them rob the Murphys.
Andrew is accused of committing all the robberies, while Kristen served as the getaway driver.
“It’s really good they got caught and I hope they get punished you know,” said Rohit.
Patel and his employees admit they feel more secure doing their job now that both suspects have been arrested.
“Every place will be safe now, so that’s good,” said Hersh.
“It’s really good they’re off the street and got caught. I wish people doing this would stop this,” said Rohit.
Both suspects remain in the Marion County jail tonight and are due in court for an initial hearing Friday morning.