UPDATE: Monday May 22, 2017, 1:11 PM
On May 21, 2017, just after 9:43 p.m., IMPD officers were called to the 3502 W. 16th Street on a robbery. The victims (Editor’s note: Scott and Emma Dixon & Dario Franchitti) stated they were waiting in the drive-thru line when they were robbed at gunpoint by two young males. Officers called for the assistance of Robbery detectives.
When Robbery detectives arrived they began their investigation, the officers viewed the surveillance cameras at the business and were able to observe that prior to the robbery there was a suspicious vehicle on the lot. The vehicle drove off and the alleged suspects appeared from the same direction, after the robbery the suspects ran toward the same direction of the suspicious vehicle.
Officers on scene of the robbery informed other officers that were in the area of the suspected vehicle description. Nearly a half hour later officers located the vehicle in question were able to stop the car. The passenger of the vehicle attempted to flee and was apprehended by a canine. Officers and robbery detectives conducted a show-up of the alleged suspects and the victim positively identified the passenger. The driver could not be identified, however, while the detective conducted an interview he admitted to partially being involved and stated where the stolen property could be located. The two juveniles were arrested one was transported to the Marion County Holding at Eskenazi Hospital and the other was sent to the Juvenile Detention Center. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a changing decision.
SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indy 500 Champions Scott Dixon & Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint around 10 p.m. Sunday night at a Taco Bell near Indianapolis Motor Speedway by two juveniles, ages 14 and 15. The juveniles have been arrested and are in police custody.
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) May 22, 2017
Chip Ganassi was quick to chime in.
— Chip Ganassi (@GanassiChip) May 22, 2017
— Byrd Racing (@ByrdRacing) May 22, 2017
Taco Bell was reached for comment but has yet to respond.
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We will update this story as more information becomes available.
In the meantime, these two juveniles should be properly corrected by their parents and taught a little respect.