Siegen Lane bank robbery suspect in custody, deputies say

EBRSO quickly arrests suspected bank robber

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Deputies say one man is in custody after an armed robbery at the Regions Bank on Siegen Lane on Sept. 10.

Casey Hicks, a spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, said Dillon Williams, 28, allegedly walked into the bank around 12:30 p.m. wearing a hat and sunglasses and handed the teller a note. The note stated Williams had a gun and demanded money.

Dillon Williams is accused of handing a bank teller a note demanding money while in possession of a knife.
Dillon Williams is accused of handing a bank teller a note demanding money while in possession of a knife. (Source: EBRSO)

The teller gave Williams an unknown amount of money and Williams ran out the bank. Deputies soon arrived on scene and located the shirt and hat Williams wore during the alleged robbery behind a nearby business.

Surveillance Photos provided by EBRSO allegedly show Dillon Williams robbing the Regions Bank on Siegen Lane on Sept. 10, 2019.
Surveillance Photos provided by EBRSO allegedly show Dillon Williams robbing the Regions Bank on Siegen Lane on Sept. 10, 2019. (Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)
Surveillance Photos provided by EBRSO allegedly show Dillon Williams robbing the Regions Bank on Siegen Lane on Sept. 10, 2019.
Surveillance Photos provided by EBRSO allegedly show Dillon Williams robbing the Regions Bank on Siegen Lane on Sept. 10, 2019. (Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Hicks said while authorities were setting up a perimeter, deputies spotted the suspect at the Shell gas station on Perkins Road. Williams allegedly ran from the gas station and jumped the fence into a nearby neighborhood.

A deputy stationed on the other side of the fence took Williams into custody without incident around 1:30 p.m.

Williams will be charged with armed robbery.

“I’m proud of the fast response made by these men and women that led to a quick apprehension,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “This kind of coordinated effort is exactly what we need to keep our community safe. I’m grateful no one was hurt, and the suspect is in custody.”

Deputies responded to a bank robbery on Siegen Lane on Sept. 10, 2019.
Deputies responded to a bank robbery on Siegen Lane on Sept. 10, 2019. (Source: WAFB)

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