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  • School no longer on lockdown after reports of nearby bank robbery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2015 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators said a private school was locked down Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to reports of an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge bank. Sheriff's deputies said a bank robbery was reported just before 11 a.m. at the Capitol One Bank on Bluebonnet across from... more »
  • Suspect in Saturday bank robbery arrested

    August 24, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies apprehended a man wanted for a bank robbery and possibly two other heists around the city. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Louis Bennett III. Bennett is charged with armed robbery following a heist at the Whitney Bank on... more »
  • Stolen car likely connected to three robberies after bank heist

    August 22, 2015 12:39 PM

    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... more »
  • Fugitive turned actor arrested

    July 28, 2015 9:07 PM

    TACOMA, WASHINGTON- A real life bank robber who plays a leading role in the movie "Marla Mae" was arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a newspaper story about the film. Jason Strange pleaded guilty to bank robbery in 2006 and got more than nine years in prison... more »
  • Baton Rouge man robs Mississippi bank

    July 19, 2015 4:56 PM

    GLOSTER, Ms. - Police say a man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is accused of robbing a bank about 50 miles north in Gloster, Mississippi. Amite County Sheriff says 47-year-old Roger Dale White Jr. was caught with the cash less than three hours after the robbery Friday. The sheriff's office says... more »
  • Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed

    March 25, 2015 2:16 AM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac police said late Tuesday that the incident occurred... more »
  • Two arrested after bank robbery, shopping spree

    January 22, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriffs deputies arrested two people accused of robbing an East Baton Rouge bank last week. Deputies arrested 40-year-old Cedric T. Robillard Jr. And his girlfriend 38-year-old Lashonda Hawkins Wilson at their home Thursday. They're accused of robbing the Chase bank on Siegen Lane last Friday, Jan.... more »
  • Biscuits and bank robbery don't mix

    January 15, 2015 8:06 PM

    NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A man who had just robbed a bank made his getaway on foot and then stopped at a diner two-blocks away for chicken and biscuits in western Pennsylvania. It was his undoing. Shane Lindsey was identified by witnesses who told police they saw him run in... more »
  • Bank robbery suspect arrested in S. Carolina

    September 24, 2014 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a hit-and-run wreck and an observant witness helped them catch up with a suspected bank robber who fled from East Baton Rouge to South Carolina. Deputies said Michael Rossi, 24, was arrested Wednesday morning in South Carolina on a warrant for armed robbery.... more »
  • Deputies investigating Jones Creek bank robbery

    September 17, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies responded to a bank robbery in progress Wednesday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. The robbery happened at the Chase bank at 6170 Jones Creek Road in Shenandoah around 10:30 a.m., according to deputies. Law enforcement said no injuries were reported in connection... more »
  • Correction: woman identified as suspect is not wanted in heist

    July 29, 2014 1:13 PM

    WBRZ.com needs to correct a story posted recently concerning a bank robbery. In the post, a woman was identified as a suspect. That was incorrect. There was a search warrant related to the incident connected to a woman identified as Terri Larrieu. The warrant was for DNA. Larrieu... more »
  • Search warrant issued in bank robbery case

    July 21, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies are still investigating the robbery of a bank on O'Neal recently . There is a search warrant related to the case involving a woman named Terri Larrieu. Larrieu's DNA was found on the note used in the heist, court documents revealed Monday. The bank robbery... more »
  • Bank robbery, gunbattle leaves 3 dead check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2014 2:24 AM

    STOCKTON, CA - Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage. Stockton police say that in all, three people are dead in Wednesday's violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses... more »
  • Search for bank robber continues in Baton Rouge

    July 7, 2014 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a bank on O'Neal Lane was robbed around noon Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish. A sheriff's department spokesperson said a man went into the Chase Bank on O'Neal and passed the teller a note, which demanded money and claimed he had a... more »
  • Police credit license plate reader in arrest

    May 2, 2014 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said that a license plate reader helped locate a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery from earlier this week in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police arrested Quarles Harris, 40, and charged him with armed robbery. He was also wanted by New Orleans Police... more »
  • Outlaw got away with money in Justice Ave robbery

    April 28, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an early evening bank robbery. The Regions Bank on Sherwood Forest at Justice Avenue was targeted by a man with a gun around 5:30 Monday. Detectives said the man demanded money, got it, and fled. The man, described by tellers as being tall,... more »
  • BRPD: Tip led to bank robbery arrest

    April 4, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a tip received late Thursday night led them to a man suspected of robbing a Baton Rouge bank that same day. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said investigators arrested Luther Smith, 56, on suspicion of armed robbery. McKneely said the tip helped officers identify Smith... more »
  • Police investigating bank robbery

    April 3, 2014 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos of a man who detectives said robbed a Baton Rouge bank Thursday afternoon. Cpl. Don Coppola said the armed man robbed the Capital One Bank on College Drive just before 2 p.m. Police said the man came in through a back... more »
  • Accused bank robber surrenders

    February 21, 2014 9:06 PM

    GEISMAR- The third and final person wanted in connection with a bank robbery this week turned himself in to authorities after his picture was splashed across TV and posted on the Internet. Bryan Golden, 30, surrendered Friday night, two days after the bank robbery he is accused of executing.... more »
  • Two arrested, one at large in bank robbery

    February 21, 2014 3:37 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies announced two arrests Friday in a recent Ascension Parish bank robbery, but said one suspect remained at large. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said they have an arrest warrant for Bryan Golden, 30, of Gonzales whom detectives believe is responsible for robbing the Red River Bank... more »
  • Photos released of helmeted bank robber

    February 19, 2014 1:24 PM

    GEISMAR - Investigators said they're searching for an armed man in a motorcycle helmet who robbed an Ascension Parish bank Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said the robbery happened around 12:40 p.m. at the Red River Bank in Geismar. They said the robber's helmet covered his face, but witnesses told them... more »
  • Suspect in Tupelo shooting shot and killed

    December 29, 2013 11:04 AM

    JACKSON, MS- The man accused of shooting two Mississippi police officers during a robbery in Mississippi was shot and killed Saturday outside a Phoenix, Arizona bank he just robbed, according to the FBI. Daniel McMullen, the FBI's special agent-in-charge for the Jackson, Mississippi office, said cell phone records confirm... more »
  • Baton Rouge man killed in MS bank robbery

    December 24, 2013 11:46 AM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A former Louisiana guardsman from Baton Rouge was killed Monday in a Tupelo bank robbery. Cpl. Gale Stauffer, 38, was shot and killed when trying to stop a getaway car after a robbery while working as a Tupelo police officer. Another officer was also shot... more »
  • Bank robbery suspects arrested

    December 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men wanted for robbing a bank in Baton Rouge, are now behind bars. Police arrested Terrence Holliday and Felix Dupree for robbing the Chase Bank in the 3400 block of Drusilla Lane. Detectives say, on December 14 around 10:30 in the morning, one of the... more »
  • Police: Robbery at local Chase bank

    December 14, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say a local bank was the victim of a robbery Saturday morning. According to police, a man entered the Chase Bank at 3428 Drusilla Lane at 10:38am and passed a note to the teller demanding money and stating that he was armed. Police say no... more »
  • U. S. Marshals arrest bank robbery suspect

    December 13, 2013 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced Friday that U. S. Marshals arrested a suspect in connection with an October bank robbery in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McNeely said Marshals arrested Dustin Givens, 30, of Baton Rouge without incident early Friday morning. He was booked into the parish jail on suspicion... more »
  • Lafayette bank robbery suspect arrested in Texas

    November 20, 2013 11:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A man wanted for a bank robbery in Lafayette has been arrested in Texas. 20-year-old Tre Lamar Bookard was arrested during a traffic stop near El Paso. Police say Bookard entered a bank on November 8 and gave the teller a note demanding cash. The suspect then... more »
  • Arrest made in grocery store bank robbery

    November 8, 2013 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said investigators in Lafayette arrested a man on suspicion of robbing two banks in Baton Rouge at the beginning of the month. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said authorities arrested Bryan Harris, 35, on an unrelated charge on Tuesday, Nov. 5. He was... more »
  • BRPD: Suspect connected to second bank robbery

    November 8, 2013 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the suspect arrested after a bank robbery and chase through Baton Rouge Friday afternoon. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said authorities arrested Labrick Refuge, 46, of St. Gabriel after a vehicle and foot chase which ended in the parking lot of the St. Jude Catholic Church... more »
  • Two banks robbed in two hours

    November 1, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge reported two bank robberies within two hours of each other this morning. Baton Rouge Police said the first happened around 9 a.m. at the Chase Bank inside Albertson's Grocery on College Drive just up from Perkins Road. Then at 11... more »
  • Picture of bank robber released

    October 8, 2013 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a surveillance photo of the man they said robbed a Baton Rouge bank Tuesday morning. Cpl. Don Coppola said the armed man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Regions Bank at 5950 Plank Road after the robbery around 10:40 a.m.... more »
  • Bank robbed in Baton Rouge

    October 8, 2013 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an armed man robbed a bank in Baton Rouge around 10:30 Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the Regions Bank in a shopping center at 5950 Plank Road. Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said a man with a gun came into the... more »
  • Convicted bank robber accused in third heist

    September 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A repeat bank robber was indicted Wednesday for a third heist. Scott Coats, 44, is accused of hitting the First NBC Bank on August 16th. Prosecutors say he was able to swindle $1500 during the robbery. Coats was out of prison for less than a year... more »
  • Man wanted in Gonzales attempted bank robbery

    August 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales are on the lookout for a man wanted for an apparent attempted bank robbery. They say around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the subject walked into the Capitol One on South Burnside Avenue and wrote something on a deposit slip. Investigators say after standing in... more »
  • Son turns in mom for bank robbery

    June 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN- Surveillance photos of a bank robbery registered with a man in Michigan who called police to tell them it was his mom pulling the heist. The man told police his mother was at his home and they picked up 53-year-old Dee Ann Sanders. A teller says the... more »
  • Suspect in Hammond bank robbery arrested

    June 17, 2013 7:51 AM

    HAMMOND - Police have arrested a suspected bank robber in Ponchatoula less than 12 hours after he allegedly walked into First Guaranty Bank in Hammond Saturday and passed a note to a teller. Hammond police say 51-year-old Edmond Nunez, of Ponchatoula, was arrested in a joint operation by officers... more »
  • BRPD: Man wanted for robbing bank

    June 4, 2013 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man accused of robbing the Fidelity Savings Bank on Corporate Boulevard this afternoon. Detectives said the suspect walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding the money. Police say the suspect fled on foot... more »
  • Suspected bank robbery gunman arrested

    June 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a gunman who they say opened fire on a police officer during an attempted bank robbery. Police say the shooting happened around 9 a.m. Tuesday outside a Whitney Bank branch. Police spokesman Garry Flot says an off-duty police officer working a detail... more »
  • Bank robbery suspect arrested at airport

    April 30, 2013 11:42 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a man returning to the area was arrested at Louis Armstrong International Airport for a Metairie bank robbery earlier in April. The Times-Picayune reports 33-year-old Bruce Padilla was booked Monday for a bank robbery on April 12. Col. John Fortunato says authorities caught... more »
  • Mom and daughter face music for bank job

    January 7, 2013 7:32 PM

    A mother and daughter bank robbing duo was sentenced for pulling a bank job in Gulfport, Mississippi and face charges in two other states. Evie Mearline Herrin and her daughter, Amelia Darci Crew pleaded guilty in October for robbing a bank using a BB gun. They are also charged with... more »
  • Deputies investigating bank robbery in Baton Rouge

    November 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released surveillance photos of a man who robbed an East Baton Rouge bank this afternoon. It happened at the Chase Bank located at 7171 Corporate Blvd before 3 p.m. A sheriff's office spokesperson said a white male came into the bank wearing a dark-colored... more »
  • Guns pulled on bank tellers at grocery store

    November 2, 2012 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men walked into the Chase Bank inside the Albertson's grocery store on Bluebonnet armed with guns and demanded money Friday evening. Security video shows the men pulling out guns as shoppers and customers watch with shocked faces. They "approached the teller, armed with guns and... more »
  • Police: NY bank thief claimed he was shortchanged

    October 23, 2012 12:36 PM

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Going back to a bank you just ripped off to claim you'd been shortchanged isn't likely to end well. That's what police say led to an arrest Monday in upstate New York. Syracuse police say 28-year-old Arthur Bundrage, of East Syracuse, went into a bank at about... more »
  • Police: Man tries to rob bank of $1 in prison bid

    October 9, 2012 12:40 PM

    NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. - Police say a man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby. A police complaint says 50-year-old regular customer Jeffrey McMullen walked into an AmeriServ bank Friday in Northern Cambria and handed notes to tellers... more »
  • California bank robbed, device strapped to manager

    September 6, 2012 12:45 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Authorities are still looking for the gunmen who strapped what they claimed was a bomb to a bank manger before robbing a Los Angeles bank. Authorities say two masked gunmen kidnapped the bank manager from her home Wednesday morning, and after strapping the device to her waist,... more »
  • Man robs bank, drives to police station, confesses

    June 26, 2012 12:35 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - A suburban Portland man says he was so moved by a documentary exploring the cause of the Great Recession that he decided to rob a bank. But apparently the film didn't make enough of an impression for the 50-year-old Gresham man to keep the loot. The Oregonian... more »
  • Iberia Bank robbed by suspect wearing a large, fake beard check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police responded to a reported bank robbery Monday morning, making it the fourth reported robbery within seven days. It happened at the Iberia Bank branch on 7325 Highland Road at Highland Park Drive. Police say the suspect walked into the bank with a... more »
  • Second bank robbed in two days

    May 1, 2012 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a bank on Jefferson Highway was robbed Tuesday, making it the second Baton Rouge bank hit in two days. Baton Rouge Police say the robbery took place at the Regions Bank at 7777 Jefferson Hwy. The suspect is described as a black male... more »
  • Suspect wanted in Gonzales bank robbery

    April 26, 2012 2:47 PM

    Gonzales- A man wanted for robbing a bank in Gonzales is on the loose, and police are asking for your help in identifying him. Officers say just before 5 Monday evening, a man walked into the American Gateway Bank, and gave a note to the teller demanding money. ... more »
  • Tip leads to bank robbery arrests

    April 18, 2012 9:11 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- At 3:34pm yesterday, an Assumption Parish Deputy/School Resource Officer was stopped at a convenience store at the corner of Highway 1 and Highway 401 when he was approached by a woman who said she saw three men in masks attempting to rob the bank. The deputy responded after... more »
  • Police: Man with plunger tries to rob NY bank

    April 13, 2012 12:38 PM

    UTICA, N.Y. - Police say a 49-year-old man tried to rob a central New York bank armed with a toilet plunger. Utica police tell local media outlets that Lawrence Deptola went into city bank Thursday afternoon and threatened a teller with the plunger. Police responded after two other banks had... more »
  • Police: Gunman wearing Mardi Gras mask robs bank

    March 21, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies responded to a robbery Wednesday at a bank located on Industriplex Boulevard. It happened around 11:30 a.m. at a Whitney Bank. Reports say a man reportedly walked into the bank with a handgun, jumped over the teller counter and demanded money. The suspect... more »
  • Second bank robbery suspect captured

    February 24, 2012 11:03 AM

    OPELOUSAS- A second suspect wanted in connection with the Feb. 8 armed robbery of the Melville branch of the United Mississippi Bank is now behind bars. The first suspect, 32-year-old Tyrone D. Byers of Natchitoches, was arrested earlier this week in Texas following a high speed chase. St. Landry Parish... more »
  • BR man wanted for bank robbery in St. Landry Parish

    February 21, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men, including one from Baton Rouge, are wanted in connection with the robbery of a bank in St. Landry Parish. Sheriff's Deputies say David Pooler, 33, is a person of interest in the armed robbery of a bank in Melville. Trevon Haile, who is from Texas,... more »
  • Toothless Pa. bank robber suspect needed dentures

    February 1, 2012 8:54 AM

    WAYNESBURG, Pa. - Police in southwestern Pennsylvania say a woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a bank robbery last month has confessed, apologized and said she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures. Forty-nine-year-old Evelyn Marie Fuller, of Carmichaels, was arrested... more »
  • Father turns in son accused in bank robbery

    December 17, 2011 3:38 PM

    METAIRIE - A 73-year-old man says he turned in his son after he was identified as a suspect in a bank robbery. The Times-Picayune reports that Walton Duplantis saw a newspaper article on Nov. 18 about the robbery of a Whitney National Bank branch in Metairie. At the time, the... more »
  • Search underway after bank robbery in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2011 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are searching for the man that robbed a bank on Jones Creek Road earlier this afternoon. Right now authorities are using K9 units to search the area around the Chase Bank on Jones Creek. Two schools, Woodlawn Middle and Southeast Middle, were put on lockdown... more »
  • Deputies investigating attempted bank robbery

    October 20, 2011 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A would-be bank robber in East Baton Rouge Parish created a scare but left without any loot, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies were called to the Regions Bank at 11880 Greenwell Springs around 3:40 p.m. They were told a man who may have been... more »
  • Feds seek death penalty again for convicted killer

    October 11, 2011 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department is trying again to secure a death sentence for a man convicted of killing an off-duty sheriff's deputy during a botched bank robbery in New Orleans. A jury had sentenced John Wayne Johnson to death for fatally shooting Lt. Sidney Zaffuto in... more »
  • BRPD: Arrest made in Tuesday bank robbery

    July 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested someone in connection with the recent armed robbery of an Old South Baton Rouge bank. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested Brendan Coughenour, 21, last night. He said evidence collected at the scene and surveillance photos helped them identify Coughenour and make the... more »
  • Police: DNA doesn't match suspect arrested for bank robbery

    April 13, 2011 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say key evidence doesn't match a man arrested for a bank heist Tuesday. DNA from a mask and gloves found near a Chase Bank in Baton Rouge doesn't match the DNA of 23-year-old Jauan Swanson. Police quickly arrested him Tuesday, a little more than, 24... more »
  • Suspect in April 1 bank robbery arrested in Texas

    April 12, 2011 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of robbing a Baton Rouge bank on April 1 is on his way back to Louisiana after he was caught in Texas. Matthew Paulk, 35, is accused of robbing the Teche Federal Bank branch inside the Neighborhood Walmart on Old Hammond Highway. ... more »
  • One person detained, search for BR bank robber continues

    April 11, 2011 10:11 AM

    UPDATE 11:45 a.m. - Authorities have taken one person into custody during this search, but do not know if that person is connected to the bank robbery or not. Government Street was recently re-opened as police moved the perimeter to another area to continue their search. BATON ROUGE -... more »
  • Prosecutor: 'Granddad Bandit" guilty plea likely

    January 10, 2011 12:55 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - A federal prosecutor says the so-called Granddad Bandit likely will plead guilty to robbing more than two dozen banks in 13 states. At a status hearing Monday, a trial for 53-year-old Michael Francis Mara was pushed back until March 21. Mara could plead guilty before... more »

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