Police arrest teen terrorizing Baton Rouge

Patrick Jamar Harris (Source: EBRPD)
Patrick Jamar Harris (Source: EBRPD)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police say a 17-year-old who was terrorizing parts of Baton Rouge is now in police custody.

Patrick Harris and he has been charged with six counts of armed robbery, first degree robbery two counts of aggravated kidnapping and simple escape.

Police say from March 2012 through May, Harris is accused of using a handgun to rob multiple individuals in the Baton Rouge area. In one of the cases, Harris kidnapped his victim but later released them.

Harris was arrested Monday in the 3700 block of Keokuk by the U.S. Marshall's Task Force.

He is being charged in connection with the following robberies:

March 16 - Harris is accused of robbing the victim while the victim was standing in front of a home on Fairfields Ave.

March 25 - Harris and two others allegedly robbed two people playing basketball.  The other two suspects were caught a short time later.

April 3 - Harris is accused of being one of three suspects that stopped a man who was riding his bike on Hiawatha, then robbed him at gunpoint.

April 5 - Harris and two other suspects allegedly carjacked a man and stole cash from the victim at gunpoint on Heidel Ave.

April 9 - Harris allegedly met the victim to buy an iPad on Monroe St., but robbed him at gunpoint.

May 16 - Harris is accused of kidnapping a man, ordered him to take him to an ATM and withdraw money.  Then Harris allegedly returned with the victim to his house, stole several more items and fled.

June 7 - Police say Harris kidnapped a woman and forced her to take him to an ATM and withdraw cash.  Harris then stole the woman's car and took off.

Police say more arrests are expected.

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