BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities made three arrests late Thursday night in the recent string of armed robberies on and near the LSU campus.
The LSU Police Department reported Larry Scott Jr., 17, of Rosedale, Jarvis Dawson, 19, of Rosedale, and Letravis Duncan, 20, of Baton Rouge, were taken into custody.
Police said a white 2012 Chrysler 200 was found at Duncan's home. It is believed to be the white four-door car investigators were looking for in connection with the armed robberies. They all face three counts of armed robbery.
Detectives said Duncan was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish. They added the continued investigation led to Scott and Dawson also being identified as suspects.
According to LSU PD, Scott was found at his home in Rosedale and arrested, while Dawson later turned himself in to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. They were both returned to Baton Rouge and booked into the parish prison.
Authorities said despite arrests being made in the armed robberies, people should not let their guards down.
"You can't predict where crimes are going to happen or when crimes are going to happen," said Capt. Corey Lalonde with LSU PD. "We're not immune to crime on the LSU campus. We're a city within a city."
The LSU Police Department and Baton Rouge Police Department collaborated on the investigation into the armed robberies.
LSU PD sent out alerts warning students of the robberies shortly after they occurred late Monday night. 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.
Lalonde 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.