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Police and deputies search for man wanted in shootings and armed robberies

Plug Lanaute (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department) Plug Lanaute (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities are urging the public to be on the lookout for a man considered armed and dangerous who is suspected of several violent crimes.

The Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are trying to find Plug Lanaute, 19, of St. Gabriel.

EBRSO reported Lanaute is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery. Detectives said he and two others were in a drug deal on Gardere Lane on May 18, 2014 when two men were shot and killed. The other two suspects have been arrested.

BRPD said it is looking for Lanaute in connection with an armed robbery and another shooting. He is wanted on the following charges in the two incidents:

Armed robbery

Attempted first-degree murder

Illegal use of a weapon

Simple robbery

According to police, Lanaute pulled a gun on two people and robbed them as they were walking on E. Boyd Avenue on Oct. 24, 2014. Investigators said he was then in a drug deal on Alvin Dark Avenue on Nov. 1, 2014 and fired shots at a man. They added the victim survived the gunshot wounds to his neck and shoulder.

If you have any information about him, contact Crime Stoppers at 344-7867, text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or anonymously or go to www.crimestoppersbr.com.

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