Suspected multi-state theft ring busted stealing $69,000 worth of jewelry in La.

Texas men suspected of participating in jewelry theft ring arrested in Baton Rouge

HAMMOND, La. (WAFB) - Four Texas men believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores were charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13.

Hammond police officers claim they were notified by a local jeweler that three men entered the store, destroyed jewelry cases with a sledgehammer, and robbed the store of approximately $69,000 worth of jewelry.

Baton Rouge police officers later stopped the suspect vehicle and arrested Ellis Gholson, 43, Kameron McCoy, 21, Frederick Gibson, Jr., 22, and Travion Walker, 29.

Travion Walker, 29, of Houston, Texas, is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13.
Travion Walker, 29, of Houston, Texas, is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13. (Source: Hammond Police Department)
Kameron McCoy, 21, of Houston, Texas is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13.
Kameron McCoy, 21, of Houston, Texas is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13. (Source: Hammond Police Department)
Ellis Gohlson, 43, of Houston, Texas is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13.
Ellis Gohlson, 43, of Houston, Texas is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13. (Source: Hammond Police Department)
Frederick Gibson Jr., 22, of Fresno, Texas is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13.
Frederick Gibson Jr., 22, of Fresno, Texas is believed to be connected with a multi-state criminal organization that allegedly committed armed robberies at jewelry stores. He was charged with armed robbery in Louisiana Thursday, Feb. 13. (Source: Hammond Police Department)

Hammond Police Department Chief Edwin Bergeron, Jr. said the arrests were made possible with the help of a bystander who photographed the vehicle as it fled the jewelry store.

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