Two Louisiana Teens Arrested After Allegedly Robbing a 62-Year-Old Man At Gunpoint in His Vehicle
St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana – Two teenage boys from Louisiana were arrested after they allegedly robbed a 62-year-old man at gunpoint while he was in his vehicle.
According to the St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, two brothers, ages 16 and 17, were apprehended on Friday, May 12, 2023, in connection with an armed robbery in a LaPlace, Louisiana neighborhood.
Officers arrived at the area of Madewood Road in LaPlace at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023, in connection to a preliminary report of an attempted carjacking involving two male suspects, one of whom had a gun.
Officers arrived and spoke with the 62-year-old male victim, who said that he was sitting in his truck in his yard in the 1200 block of Madewood Road when two unknown individuals in black clothing and hoods approached him from both sides of his vehicle. One of the subjects opened the passenger side door with a firearm and forced him out of the vehicle, demanding his wallet. As the victim refused to hand over his wallet and exit the vehicle, the suspect on the passenger side pistol-whipped him, while the subject on the driver’s side grabbed his shirt and tried to drag him out. The subjects left on foot as the victim yelled for aid. When emergency personnel came, they treated the victim for minor injuries.
Officers later recovered the juvenile suspects’ boots, socks, clothing, and a black ski mask along Madewood.
According to authorities, the 17-year-old from LaPlace, Louisiana was charged with aggravated battery and armed robbery with a firearm. The 16-year-old was charged with aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery with a firearm.
The St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT team came shortly after. SWAT officers apprehended the juveniles in the 900 block of Dominican Drive in LaPlace, Louisiana, after conducting an investigation and reviewing surveillance video.
The juvenile suspects are being held at the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.