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Law enforcement warns public of summer robberies

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Law enforcement is asking the public to be aware of their surroundings as the number of robberies increase over the summer.

Justin Price, a BRCC student, said his heart is still racing after being robbed at gunpoint Monday night. He said he was praying outside his apartment complex when three teenagers on bicycles approached him and pulled out a gun demanding him to give up everything he had. Price said his life flashed before his eyes.

"He had a black revolver and he was pointing it in my face," explained Price. "I was just scared. I thought I was going to lose my life. I thought all
I worked for as a college student was going to be gone." 

After giving the thieves all of his belongings, they took off. Hours later, Baton Rouge police arrested the teens. Investigators say it's the latest example of a troubling summer trend. 

Lt. Jonny Dunnam with BRPD said during the summer months like June, July and August authorities do see a spike in robberies. He said there are things people can do to prevent from becoming a victim, like "don't walk alone at night, stay in well-lit areas, and be aware of your surroundings."

The teens were all charged with armed robbery. If you are a victim of a crime, please call 911. 

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