EBRSO arrests alleged bank robber

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man who allegedly robbed a Baton Rouge bank in late October.
Published: Oct. 28, 2022 at 5:38 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 11, 2022 at 12:41 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man who allegedly robbed a Baton Rouge bank in late October.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies booked Kyrek Dimante Webster, 24, into their jail on Thursday, Nov. 10, for one count of first-degree robbery.

The robbery reportedly happened at a Regions Bank branch on Bluebonnet Boulevard around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the man pictured robbed the Regions Bank on...
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the man pictured robbed the Regions Bank on Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge on Oct. 28, 2022.(East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

According to arrest records, Webster allegedly handed the bank’s teller a deposit slip that read, “Give Me All Hundreds in the drawer, I have a gun.” The teller and a second teller then reportedly handed him the money and alerted their co-workers that they were being robbed.

Investigators said he ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Using fingerprints obtained from the scene, investigators were able to identify Webster as the person who robbed the bank, records show.

According to EBRSO, Webster was previously arrested on Sept. 15, 2021, after he allegedly tried robbing a Hancock Whitney Bank on Perkins Road a few days prior. Webster reportedly told Baton Rouge police that he needed the money because he was homeless, arrest records show.

Webster was reportedly arrested again on July 11, 2022, for an unrelated charge, in which he allegedly entered a business where he was not allowed. He was released from police custody the day before the Regions Bank was robbed, arrest records show.

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