BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Multiple law enforcement agents took part in a pursuit of armed robbery suspects that ended near the Hobby Lobby store on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge Saturday morning (Oct. 31).
Nearly 25 police units surrounded various businesses in that area, including units from Louisiana State Police, the Baton Rouge Police Department, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
An LSP spokesman says a trooper spotted a vehicle that matched the description from an armed robbery. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop, the spokesman said.
When the driver eventually stopped near Siegen Lane, the people inside the vehicle got out and ran. Three people were later taken into custody.
According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the same vehicle the men were in was stolen Friday, Oct. 30 on Audubon Trace in Jefferson, near New Orleans.
“The vehicle was taken in an armed robbery that occurred around 8 p.m. on October 30, 2020 in the 2900 block of Audubon Trace in Jefferson,” a sheriff’s office spokesman said. “The victim had just exited her vehicle when she was approached by a male who demanded her keys at gunpoint. He took the vehicle and fled the area.”
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