Two men unhurt after kidnappings

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 9, 2000

LEONARD GRAY / L’Observateur / May 9, 2000

MONTZ – No arrests have been made in two armed robbery and kidnapping incidents in the Montz area.

Neither victim was hurt.

The first incident was May 4 at 5:45 p.m. when a 22-year-old Montz man hadstopped at Mitchell’s One-Stop on Hollywood Park Drive, Montz, when a black male approached him in the parking lot and asked for a ride into LaPlace.

The man refused, at which time the stranger got into the man’s car and produced a blue-steel semiautomatic handgun and demanded the ride.

As the victim was driving the man into LaPlace he was robbed of $51. Thestranger then got out at Phoenix Lane (off Louisiana Highway 636), LaPlace, and fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as being 6 feet in height, weighing 170 pounds and wearing khaki pants and blue and white pinstriped shirt.

The second incident occurred Sunday at 7:15 a.m. Aa 23-year-old LaPlaceman was fishing at Prescott Canal, north of Airline Highway, Montz, when he was approved by a black male riding a green mountain bicycle.

The stranger produced a large, black-handled kitchen knife and demanded a ride into LaPlace. After forcing the victim to load the bicycle into the car’strunk, the stranger robbed the victim of $80 and was dropped off at the car wash at Elm and West Fifth streets in LaPlace. He fled in an unknowndirection.

The suspect is described at being 6 feet tall, weighing 190 pounds and wearing a T-shirt and blue jean shorts.

Both incidents are under investigation. It is yet to be determined if the sameman committed both offenses, according to Capt. Patrick Yoes of the St.Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to call Detective Renee Kinler at 443-0334.

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