Two Juveniles Arrested for Armed Robbery in LaPlace

Published 8:55 am Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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Two brothers, who are juveniles ages 16 and 17, were arrested Friday, May 12, 2023 in connection to an armed robbery in a LaPlace neighborhood.
The 17-year-old from LaPlace was charged with principal to aggravated battery and armed robbery with a firearm (felony). The 16-year-old from Lake Charles was booked with aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon (felony) and armed robbery with a firearm (felony).
On Friday, May 12, 2023, about 5 p.m, officers responded to the area of Madewood Road in LaPlace in reference to a preliminary report of an attempted carjacking involving two male subjects, with one having a gun.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 62-year-old male victim who reported that he was sitting in his truck in his yard in the 1200 block of Madewood Road where two unknown males in black clothes with hoodies approached him from both sides of his vehicle. Opening the passenger side door, one subject held a gun and ordered him out of the vehicle, demanding his wallet. The victim reported that when he refused to hand over his wallet and exit the vehicle, the male on the passenger side pistol whipped him while the subject on the driver’s side grabbed his shirt and attempted to pull him out of the vehicle. As the victim yelled for help, the subjects fled on foot. Emergency medical services arrived and treated the victim for minor injuries.
Subsequently, officers discovered along Madewood black boots, black socks, black clothes, and a black ski mask belonging to the juveniles.
Shortly after, the St. John Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrived on scene. Through investigation and surveillance video, SWAT officers apprehended the juveniles in the 900 block of Dominican Drive in LaPlace.
The juveniles are being held in the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility.