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Police search for suspects in armed robberies on and near LSU

Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road
State Street State Street
Hart Lot Hart Lot

Police in Baton Rouge are looking for two suspects as they continue to investigate three armed robberies that happened on or near the LSU campus late Monday night.

The LSU Police Department sent out alerts warning students of the robberies. The first alert went out at 10:55 p.m. It referenced an armed robbery on Highland Road near Raphael Semmes Road, which is near the LSU Law Center.

Capt. Corey Lalonde with LSUPD said one suspect approached the victim and showed a handgun. The suspect ran off with the victim's cell phone and wallet.

Minutes later, the Baton Rouge Police Department was called to an armed robbery in front of Louie's Cafe on State Street, which is just off State Street.

BRPD reported the victims said they were robbed by two men at gunpoint. The suspects got away with a cell phone and two wallets. According to officer, the victims said the suspects drove off in a white car.

Just before 11:30 p.m., investigators said another victim was robbed at gunpoint on Hart Lot just off Aster Street. According to Lalonde, one suspect got away with another cell phone.

He reported the victim was robbed and then saw the suspect leave in a small, white 4-door car with another person.

It is believed all of the armed robberies are related. The victims only gave a description of one of the suspects. He is described as a black man, about 6' 3", with a slender build. He was wearing a grey hoodie and khaki pants.

No injuries were reported in any of the robberies. The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information that can help police solve these armed robberies, please call 225-578-3231.

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