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'Serial robber' arrested, wanted for multiple check cashing business robberies

3 months 1 week 3 days ago Saturday, September 02 2017 Sep 2, 2017 September 02, 2017 12:04 PM September 02, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans man was arrested after he allegedly robbed a check cashing business at gunpoint on Friday.

According to arrest records, on Sept. 1 around 12:20 p.m., Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to 'Check Into Cash' on Coursey Blvd. in reference to a hold-up alarm.

Deputies arrived on scene and contacted a teller, who said the business was robbed at gunpoint and the suspect was still inside.

Deputies then located the suspect, Julius Frank, 36, in the rear of the business as he was trying to exit the back door, according to arrest records.

Frank was found to be in possession of a firearm and $1843.00, which were located in a black satchel bag.

An EBRSO Armed Robbery and Burglary detective recognized the accused from photographs distributed to law enforcement. The suspect was described as a serial robber wanted in numerous robberies of check cashing businesses in Baton Rouge and Gonzales.

When asked why he committed the robberies, Frank said he had fallen on hard times, according to arrest records.

Frank was also asked how many check cashing business he has robbed, to which he stated "about three," according to arrest records.

Frank was charged and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery. He was additionally charged with another armed robbery count for a robbery he allegedly committed on July 28 at the Cash America Advance on Airline Hwy., according to arrest records. 

His bond was set at $200,000.

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