Indianapolis Restaurant Robbers Sentenced to 25 Years for Prolific Crime Spree

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During one robbery, a pregnant restaurant employee was held up with a gun
Indianapolis Restaurant Robbers Sentenced to 25 Years for Prolific Crime Spree

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The men were caught after they drove their vehicle into a ditch during a police chase.  

Two Indianapolis residents who admitted this week to robbing at least 13 fast food restaurants and gas stations at gunpoint in a span of four months have been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison by a U.S. district judge.

Between November 2013 and February 2014, Armand R. Fuller and Darian T. Dowdell, now 22 and 23 years old, respectively, robbed a number of restaurants in Indianapolis, often with the help of a third accomplice.

Several McDonald’s restaurants were targeted, along with Speedway gas stations, a Starbucks, a Jack in the Box, and a Little Caesars.

During one robbery, the men threatened a pregnant employee by holding a gun to her head while demanding money and her cellphone, according to the Indy Star. During another robbery, the men reportedly forced customers to relinquish their laptops, cellphones, and other personal items.

Finally, in February 2014, the men were caught shortly after robbing a Steak ‘n Shake location, when they crashed their getaway vehicle into a ditch.

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Both men will be required to serve five years of supervised release upon completion of their 25-year terms, and have been ordered to pay more than $18,000 in restitution.