On Friday, August 23, 2013, at 6:40 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery. The 19 year old female victim told deputies that she was walking on Greenwood Drive in LaPlace and talking on her cell phone.

A male subject walked up to her and asked to use her cell phone. When she refused to let him use it, he snatched the cell phone from her hand, and when she tried to get the cell phone back, he pointed a handgun at her. He fled on foot down La Salle Drive.

The victim gave detectives a description of the perpetrator. Over the course of the investigation, detectives indentified the perpetrator as a 16 year juvenile. A judicial court ordered arrest warrant was obtained for the offender. He was arrested on August 29th and charged with armed robbery and armed robbery with a firearm. He is being detained at the Assumption Parish Juvenile Detention Center.