GREENFIELD — Officials with the Greenfield Police Department said they have arrested two Indianapolis men following an early-morning robbery of the CVS Pharmacy, 1233 N. State Street.
According to officials, the robbery happened shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28. That’s when officials received a call reporting a robbery in progress. The caller reported two males were in the pharmacy area stealing medication.
While officers were responding, the men left the store, deputy chief and public information officer Chuck McMichael said in a press release.
The first officers on the scene observed a white Chevrolet passenger car traveling westbound on McKenzie Road from the store at a high rate of speed, officials said. After a short pursuit, the car crashed at the intersection of McKenzie Road and Broadway Street into the roundabout.
Two suspects fled on foot. The passenger, later identified as Jaron K. Griffin, 20, Indianapolis, was captured within moments. The driver, later
identified as Arian L. Craig, 24, Indianapolis, was located a short time later after officers set up a perimeter.
K-9 officers from New Palestine and Fortville police departments responded to the area to search for the driver. One of the dogs found the suspect hiding in a creek, and he was bitten by the dog after refusing to follow officers’ commands of the officers.
Both suspects have been booked into the Hancock County Jail where
charges are pending.
No one inside CVS Pharmacy was injured during this incident. However, a quantity of medicatin was taken during the robbery and recovered inside the vehicle, police said.
Officials from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and the Greenfield Fire Territory also assisted the GPD.
This is a developing story and will be updated with a full report in the next print edition of the Daily Reporter.