Men ram stolen car into pawn shop, flip car over in crash after chase

INDIANAPOLIS - One man is still on the loose after he and his partner used a stolen car to ram into an Indianapolis pawn shop and then led police on a chase, crashing and flipping the vehicle.

Indianapolis police (IMPD) said it began early Tuesday when two men rammed the car into Dock Brothers Jewelry & Loan near 25th and Meridian streets (see map below).

The owner of the pawn shop told RTV6 that police believe the burglars were trying to steal guns from the shop. A few firearms were found in the parking lot and others were found later in the stolen car.

The owner said this isn't the first time someone has tried to burglarize the store by ramming a car into it.

"We're just glad it didn't happen during the daytime when we were open, so no one was hurt," owner Cathi Dock said.

When officers arrived at the pawn shop, they said they saw two young men, guns in hand, roving around the shop. When the burglars saw police, they ran and got back into their car, leading police on a chase.

Investigators said after a short pursuit, the car hit a tree near 25th and Talbott streets (just a few blocks away) and flipped on its top.

The two men reportedly tried to run, but only one successfully got away. The first burglar was caught with the help of a K-9 officer. Police said he's in his late teens or early 20s.

Investigators said they found other weapons inside the vehicle, which turned out to be stolen.

If you have information on this crime, you’re urged to report it to police at 317-327-3811. You can also always report information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS) or online at crimetips.org. Tips can also be texted with "INDYCS" to 274637.

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