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Schools warned as deputies pursue suspects

3 years 7 months 2 days ago September 27, 2013 Sep 27, 2013 Friday, September 27 2013 September 27, 2013 10:08 AM in News
Source: EBRSO
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies warned two East Baton Rouge Parish schools to heighten security while they searched for a suspect in connection with a series of burglaries today.

Sheriff's office spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said Parkview Oaks Elementary and Middle School were placed on "Hold and Secure," which she said was similar to a lockdown, for a time as a precautionary measure while deputies searched the area.

Deputies later told the school they could lift the hold after the suspect left the area.

Hicks said deputies had been investigating a series of burglaries and doing surveillance when they spotted three suspected burglars in the Parkforest subdivision off Greenwell Springs Road. She said all three have since been arrested.

News 2 will have more updates starting on our noon broadcast, and on Twitter @WBRZ.

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