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Police ID second suspect in home invasion where business owner was targeted

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago February 03, 2016 Feb 3, 2016 Wednesday, February 03 2016 February 03, 2016 5:54 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the second suspect in the home invasion of a popular business owner in the Tigerland area.

Michael Lewis, 28, of Alvin Dark, is wanted on armed robbery charges. Police wrote in an arrest warrant obtained by WBRZ, Lewis is also suspected of robbing the victim's business.

Already, Lawrence Isaac has been arrested with the home invasion in the Riverbend neighborhood this weekend.

WBRZ was first to report the attack Tuesday on WBRZ.com. The victim, Riana Ahmed, said the robbery of her business - the Akasha Foodmart - forced her to lease the store. Fearing for her safety, she wanted to leave the Tigerland area. In an interview with reporter Brett Buffington, Ahmed said she believed the business robbery and the home invasion were connected.

Police wrote in the warrant, it is believed Lewis and Isaac got into Ahmed's upscale home through a bathroom window and held Ahmed and her family hostage. They were tied with duct tape and Ahmed said her daughter was beaten.

Police said a gaming device, games, phones, wallets and a gold ring were stolen.

"It was the most terrifying thing a mother can feel," Ahmed she said about watching helplessly as her children were held by the suspects. "These are my children. They are in front of me. Some are tied up, my son was scratched by a knife and I could do nothing."

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