Trio of 'Bad Girls' Wanted in Robberies

Police hope you can find a trio of "bad-girls" -- three women behind a pair of stickups here in Baton Rouge. WAFB's Matt Williams caught up with a man who met the women, and their gun.

The parking lot of an apartment complex off of College Drive in Baton Rouge doesn't look menacing at all, but come nighttime, any place can make you uneasy.

It was almost 2:30 in the morning back on August 25 when Robert Marquette parked his car and headed up to his father's apartment.  That's when three black women approached him.

"They were all my height," describes Marquette. "One was shorter, but two were pretty big. She had a gun to my head and I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me.'"

They weren't kidding. The three women were robbing him.

"They put a gun to my head [and] told me to get on the ground," Marquette remembers.  "Took my wallet, phone and keys out of my pocket."

They tried to get into Marquette's truck, but his driver side door doesn't work right, and they couldn't get the key to work, so two of the women just started running away.

"I looked up and saw the other girls running and the other girl was still there messing with my lock," says Marquette.

As he stood up, the third woman ran off as well. He began to chase her and during the chase, she dropped his keys.

He didn't recover his wallet though, and the robbers put about $400 on his credit card very quickly.

Even though that robbery didn't go exactly as planned, that apparently didn't stop the three women from trying again, according to Baton Rouge Police Detective Paul Barbin: "About 25 minutes later they approached a second victim at the La Quinta Inn, South Acadian near the interstate."

They asked that victim if they could use his phone. When he went back to his car to plug it into a charger, they pulled a gun on him. He tried to reason with them and then jumped in his car and managed to get away.

Both men are lucky it didn't escalate to anything more serious, although that's not to say it won't next time.

Detectives tell WAFB 9 News it's rare to see women doing this, especially a group of women.

If you think you can help identify the assailants, call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.  You can remain anonymous, and you could get a $1,000 reward.

Reporter: Matt Williams