A man with the initials M.C.S. was arrested at a casino in the Shelbyville area of Indiana earlier this week on suspicion of robbing a gas station. The 34-year-old Indianapolis resident is being held on charges of robbery and theft, according to a statement from the Fishers Police Department (FPD).

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at the Circle K gas station on 9611 Allisonville Rd. The suspect entered the gas station at around 5:55 AM and threatened the worker, claiming to have a gun and demanding all the money from the register. The employee complied, and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money. Thankfully, the worker was unharmed and was able to call 911 while also providing a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Law enforcement reviewed video evidence and used the FLOCK/License Plate Reader (LPR) system to track the suspect’s vehicle to a casino in the Shelbyville area. With the help of the Indiana Gaming Commission and the Shelbyville Police Department, the suspect was arrested at the Horseshoe Casino in Shelbyville. Police found money matching the stolen sum and clothing matching the description of the robber in the suspect’s car. After being interviewed, the suspect admitted to the crime.

In Indiana, robberies are classified as a Level 5 felony, punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Armed robbery, in which a deadly weapon is used, carries a penalty of up to 16 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Theft charges are considered a Class A misdemeanor, with penalties varying based on factors such as the value of the stolen property and the individual’s criminal history.

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