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$2100 in fake money, gun & blank credit cards confiscated after pursuit on Indy's east side

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 12:09:41-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Police confiscated a gun and over $2,000 in fake cash after a pursuit and crash on Indianapolis' east side

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were initially called for a report of a suspicious person at a gas station, according to a post on the IMPD East District Facebook page.

"The caller gave a detailed description of the suspicious individuals and their vehicle. When the officers arrived onscene... they observed the described vehicle leaving the gas station in a hurry," the post read.

Officers caught up to the vehicle and observed a traffic infraction before attempting to initiate a stop. The driver refused to stop and led police on a pursuit which ended with the driver crashing before they were taken into custody.

While searching the vehicle, officers located a handgun, $2,100 in fake money, scales and some blank bank cards.

"It is unclear what the subject was doing with the fake money but it is clear that the subject was not legally allowed to possess a handgun," the post read.

The driver was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement.

"Thank you to the citizen who reported the suspicious activity. Your report helped us remove an illegally possessed firearm off our streets," IMPD East District wrote. "Thank you Officers for the quick response and apprehension of the suspect. Job well done as the community and police worked together."