Four arrested for armed robbery of Seymour store


Four Marion County residents have been arrested after an attempted armed robbery at Seymour’s AT&T Store late Monday night.

Steven Reed and Jamarvyan Brewer, both 19 of Indianapolis, were arrested on charges of attempted armed robbery, a Level 3 felony.

Two 16-year-old juveniles from Indianapolis also were arrested and charged.

According to a news release from Seymour Police Department Lt. C.J. Foster, witness statements said three of the individuals entered the store located at 1510 E. Tipton St. One of the suspects displayed a handgun before ordering a store employee and a customer to the back of the store, police said.

The customer did not cooperate, instead chasing three of the individuals out of the store, where they entered a silver Chevrolet Malibu and fled the scene, Foster said.

Shortly after, the vehicle was spotted by Sgt. Andrew Whipker with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department in the area of U.S. 31 and County Road 600S in Bartholomew County. The vehicle pulled into a nearby gas station, where Foster said officers identified and detained Reed, Brewer and the two juveniles.

They were transported to the Seymour Police Department, where Reed and Brewer declined to be interviewed by police. The suspects’ vehicle also was transported to the police station and is being held as evidence.

Based on video and physical evidence collected from the store and scene of the arrest, all four individuals were transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where Brewer and Reed remain. The juveniles were taken to a separate facility.

An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

Seymour police were assisted by officers with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Columbus Police Department and Indiana State Police.

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