Posted: Nov 4, 2010 5:16 PM by Heather Harel
Updated: Nov 4, 2010 5:16 PM
Source: Thibodaux Police Department
THIBODAUX - One man has been arrested and another remains at large in connection with an armed robbery of a Thibodaux convenience store that occurred last Friday.
20-year-old Timmy Roy Johnson was arrested Wednesday after authorities recognized his car as the one used in the armed robbery. Police stopped the car, and his passenger, 19-year-old Christopher Beamon, fled. Johnson was taken into custody and was later released.
The next day, a concerned citizen found a black handgun believed to be the gun used in the armed robbery. Detectives questioned Johnson about the handgun, and he reportedly admitted to being involved in the armed robbery and identified Beamon as his accomplice.
Police said the armed robbery occurred when one of the two men walked into the convenience store, asked the price of an item then after being told the price, put the item back on the shelf and picked up several pieces of candy. He put the candy on the counter, and when the cashier opened the cash register, he pointed a gun at her and demanded she give him money. He fled after the cashier gave him the money.
Johnson was arrested on one count of armed robbery and booked in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. His bond is set at $200,000. Beamon remains at large.
Photos courtesy of Thibodaux Police Department.