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Suspect’s fondness for Funyuns leads to arrest in pair of Indy robberies

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Indianapolis, Indiana – A suspected thief was apprehended last week due to his liking for Funyuns. Alonzo Sansbury, 55, is suspected of robbing two people on Friday on the north side, roughly half an hour apart, according to robbery detectives.

In the first instance, a man tried to pay with a fictitious $100 bill at the Dollar Tree on North Keystone Avenue before requesting cash from the register.

Shortly afterward, the same suspect targeted Big Lots on North Allisonville Road, brandishing a revolver before stealing some Funyuns and cash.

After watching security footage from both robberies, detectives discovered that the suspect was dressed in gray sweatpants, black and orange sneakers, a black stocking cap, and gray long sleeve shirt. According to the cops, he reportedly had a pronounced limp. He drove off in a white van.

Police used data from license plate readers to locate the culprit, who was subsequently identified as Sansbury. He was found at the service station. When his car was searched, items similar to those in the security footage were found inside. In the van, investigators also found Funyuns.

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, the IMPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit, the Auto Theft Unit, and IMPD Covert Robbery were all involved in the investigation.

The final determination of charges in this matter will be made by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

 

 

 

 

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