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Stolen car likely connected to three robberies after bank heist

2 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, August 22 2015 Aug 22, 2015 August 22, 2015 11:39 AM August 22, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A similar car has been used in three robberies in the last 24 hours.

Most recently, a man drove away from a robbery at a bank on Bluebonnet in a gray, four-door Volkswagen. Sheriff's deputies investigated the heist at the bank, a Whitney Branch near the entrance to the nature center. The robbery happened Saturday morning around 9:40.

"Video surveillance captured a black male wearing a white hat with black writing, gray or light colored shirt and jeans, armed with a short-barrel old looking revolver," an EBRSO spokesperson said in a news release.

The robber was able to get away with cash.

Hours earlier, police investigated a robbery at a convenience store a short distance from LSU. Police said a similar-looking man stole cash from the store at the corner of Highland Road and Lee Drive, also driving away in a Volkswagen sedan.

While police and deputies are not ready to officially connect all the crimes, the suspect matches the description of a man who robbed the Subway near LSU's campus Friday. During the heist, the man pointed a gun at a worker shortly after sunrise and stole the woman's car. The stolen vehicle was a gray Volkswagen Jetta.

"All the sudden he just popped up in front of me with a gun," the woman told WBRZ reporter Brittany Weiss in an interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Friday. The woman said she is struggling to get the image out of her mind. Click HERE to read more about her ordeal.

The stolen vehicle has a license plate number of YUE 116.

Police and sheriff's deputies could release more information about all three robberies later Saturday or Sunday. Check back for updates.

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