Teen arrested in connection with armed robbery at apartment complex

Teen arrested in connection with armed robbery at apartment complex

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a teen accused of robbing a group of people at an apartment Saturday.

According to deputies, four suspects, two males and two females, entered an apartment in the 4500 block of Burbank Drive through the unlocked front door.

The victims told deputies that they were forced to the floor at gunpoint by two of the suspects. The suspects then proceeded to steal a pair of tennis shoes, clothing, jewelry, cell phones, computers, money and car keys.

According to the victims, the suspects then ordered the victims to count to 100 before getting up while they escaped.

Deputies say when the victims went outside, they noticed that one of their vehicles, a gray Chrysler 200, was missing. A victim stated that there was a firearm inside of the car.

The victims then walked to a friend's home nearby and called the police.

According to deputies, the missing vehicle was spotted by the one of the victims at Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant on Highland Road Sunday.

When East Baton Rouge Parish Deputies and Baton Rouge Police arrived at the scene, the driver, later identified as 17-year-old Austin Wilson, and the passenger, Wilson's brother, fled from the vehicle on foot. Both were apprehended after a brief pursuit.

Deputies verified that the vehicle found was the same vehicle reported stolen from the scene of the robbery.

According to deputies, Wilson admitted to participating in the robbery with three other suspects and that they fled the scene in the stolen vehicle and the vehicle they arrived in. He also admitted that he was wearing the pair of tennis shoes and some of the jewelry stolen in the robbery.

Wilson was arrested and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been booked with armed robbery, theft of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle. His bail has been set at $95,000.

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