Three arrested in armed pizza robbery

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Posted: Feb 17, 2014 10:36 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Feb 17, 2014 10:36 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: armed robbery, pizza place, baton rouge police, BRPD

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested three men after they said the trio robbed a pizza place in Baton Rouge Sunday night.

Detectives arrested Jeremy Ford, 23; Terrance Venson, 20; and Demarcus Mathews, 19.

Investigators said the three armed men went into the Papa John's at 257 Lee Drive around 10:36 p.m. They said the group was wearing masks, and ordered all the employees onto the ground before taking cash out of the register and a worker's cell phone.

Police in the area said they spotted the car the three were using, and tried to pull them over. They said Mathews, who was initially driving, fled from officers for a while before stopping and taking off on foot. Officers said a K9 was able to apprehend him. After Mathews fled, police said Venson took control of the car and tried to flee before he hit a parked vehicle. He took off on foot, and was also caught by a K9.

Police said Ford stayed in the back of the car throughout the chase.

Detectives charged all three with armed robbery. They also charged Mathews and Venson with aggravated flight and resisting an officer.

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