Bond set at $1.17 million for man accused of crime spree

Suspect arrested connected in crime spree, 2 more suspects wanted

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Bond has been set at more than $1 million for a man arrested in connection with a crime spree that started early Sunday morning.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported bond for Andre Young, 19, of Baton Rouge, was set at $1.17 million. Young was booked on the following charges:

Attempted first-degree murder
Armed robbery (4 counts)
Second-degree kidnapping (2 counts)
Aggravated rape (2 counts)

The Baton Rouge Police Department said Young and two accomplices went on a crime spree that started at 4:30 a.m. It is believed they committed robberies on Greenwell Street and then robbed a man on McClelland Drive.

Detectives suspect Young forced two of the women that were robbed into their vehicles and drove them to the BREC park on Evangeline Street where he allegedly raped them. It is believed Young acted alone in the kidnappings and rapes.

Investigators reported Young drove away from the park in a victim's vehicle and then allegedly robbed someone else on Ontario Street. He is also accused of shooting a man leaving his home and driving off in that victim's vehicle.

Police investigating the crimes reported seeing the vehicle and started chasing it. They said Young jumped out of the vehicle and ran off, but he was found hiding under a house on Shelley Street.

Detectives think the trio may have committed even more crimes, some possibly outside the Baton Rouge city limits.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that can help detectives with this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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