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Authorities search for clues after rash of robberies

4 years ago January 03, 2011 Jan 3, 2011 Monday, January 03 2011 Monday, January 03, 2011 4:19:12 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH- One man is behind bars accused of robbing two "Circle K" stores just outside the city limits of Baton Rouge last week, but the search continues for the thieves responsible for five other robberies. 

The hits took place at the following stores: Circle K on Groom Road in Baker, Circle K outside Baker on Lavey Lane, Circle K outside Baton Rouge on Plank Road, Popeyes in Baker, Family Dollar in Zachary, Exxon On the Run in Baker, and the Shell Gas Station in Baker. 

Late this afternoon, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brandon Mosely.  He's accused of robbing the Circle K stores on Plank Road and Lavey Lane.

In all seven robberies, the thieves got away with several hundred dollars, alcohol, energy drinks and cigarettes from all of the businesses combined.

Investigators believe the same person could be responsible for many of the armed robberies in Baker.

News 2 obtained surveillance video from one of the Circle K stores.  We blurred the video because authorities told us they are close to making additional arrests and putting out a photo line-up.

"What happens when you do these crimes in these small communities like Baker and Zachary, people are going to talk, recognize and know who you are,"  Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said.

Treka Hill works at one of the Circle K stores that was hit.  She said one of her co-workers quit due to the stress of the incident.

"He needs to be caught," Hill said.  "Lives are in danger."

If you can help authorities solve any of the robberies, call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Baker Police Department or Zachary Police Departments.

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