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Deputies arrest two for parking garage robbery

Roydriecus Harris (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Roydriecus Harris (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
DeMarcus Brown DeMarcus Brown

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities arrested two men Thursday in connection with a robbery at a Baton Rouge parking garage Saturday night.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Roydriecus Harris, 18, and DeMarcus Brown, 18, were both charged with armed robbery. Harris was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

The pair allegedly robbed a woman as she tried to leave the parking garage in the 9000 block of Perkins Road around 9:45 p.m. According to reports, the victim saw a tan pickup following her as she walked to her car.

Once she was inside her vehicle, two men knocked on her window with a handgun and demanded money. The woman told deputies she pushed the cash out to the robbers through a crack in her window. She then backed up and drove away.

Detectives found the gun they believe was used in the robbery. It was reported stolen in 2009.

Deputies noted there were no armed robberies reported at Perkins Rowe in 2009 and this is the only reported one for 2010.

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