On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 9:50 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to investigate the report of an armed robbery that occurred in the 500 block of West Fifth Street in LaPlace. The 21-year-old victim told deputies that as he walked to work, three men approached him from behind and put what he believed to be a gun to his back. After one of the assailants punched him in the face, they pushed him to the ground and held him down. The assailants took his wallet and cell phone from his pockets. The victim refused emergency medical services.
The victim told deputies that one of the assailants wore a black shirt and black shorts. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.