K-9 officers catch armed robbers after victim gets license plate number

Deshawn Lollis (Source: EBRSO)
Deshawn Lollis (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two suspects are in custody thanks to a quick thinking victim who wrote down the suspect's license plate number and K-9 officers who caught them when they tried to run.

Police say two males armed with handguns robbed a victim of his property in the 400 block of East Boyd and fled in a white car around 11:42 p.m. Tuesday. Around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, another victim was robbed by two suspects matching the same description in the 5100 block of Highland Road.

The second victims managed to get the license plate number off the suspect's vehicle as it fled. Within just a few minutes, a Baton Rouge Police K-9 officer spotted the suspect car traveling north on I-110.

When he tried to stop the vehicle, the suspects fled and officers from several districts assisted as K-9 chased the suspect for about 15 minutes through north Baton Rouge. The suspects abandoned their car in the 3600 block of Lone Oak and tried to escape on foot.

K-9's Omega and Atlas quickly caught both of them. They have been identified as Deshawn Lollis, 18, and Rodney Washington, 25, both of Baton Rouge.

After being treated at Earl K. Long for dog bites, both suspects were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and were charged with armed robbery, aggravated flight from an officer and resisting an officer.

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