Four arrested after Monday night home invasion
BATON ROUGE - Four arrests have been made by Baton Rouge City officers working with LSU Police during a drug-motivated armed robbery at a popular off-campus student housing complex Monday night.
According arrest records, the target of the robbery was Micah Roby. Roby and 3 other roommates were held at gunpoint at their Campus Crossing apartment by men saying they were after Roby's money and marijuana.
Jamarcus Robinson, Giovanny Diaz, and Jason Seaberry all face charges as a result of the incident.
Police say, the robbery suspects were armed with assault-type rifles.
According to BRPD, officers on patrol in the area, for under age drinking noticed the three suspects running down the stairs from the third-floor apartment armed.
Upon stopping the suspects, booking paperwork says only one, Jamarcus Robinson, complied with officer commands, while two others, Seaberry and Diaz, ran back into the apartment with the robbery victims and barricaded themselves inside.
Baton Rouge Police Department's Special Response Team (SRT) was able to put an end to the more than 3-hour long stand off with the remaining suspects.
The accused robbers are charged with armed robbery, home invasion and false imprisonment.
Roby was also arrested after law enforcement discovered a backpack that contained 3-pounds of packaged marijuana, believed to be for street-level sale.
When questioned about the illegal drug found inside his bedroom, Roby told officers he didn't know why the marijuana was there, and why he was the targeted victim in the home invasion.
Robinson was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm. The rifle he had was stolen from a Marksville Police officer's vehicle.
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