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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 17, 2010 1:33 PM
JANESVILLE, Minn. (AP) - A 26-year-old man thought he was doing a good deed when he gave a 70-year-old woman a ride to a Minnesota bank.
But police say the woman robbed the bank, and the man was her unsuspecting getaway driver.
The man told The Free Press... more »
October 13, 2010 6:56 AM
Gulfport police say a Louisiana man walked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Center and confessed to a 2005 bank robbery. According to police, Dale Evans Mott of Jennings, La., said he turned himself in because of the guilt. Police had been unable to solve the Feb. 10, 2005, holdup... more »
September 24, 2010 12:36 PM
A bank teller was kidnapped early Friday from his home by robbers who strapped a suspected bomb to his chest and used him to steal money from a Bank of America branch near the University of Miami, according to the FBI.
The suspected explosive device was safely removed and... more »
September 22, 2010 1:04 PM
Police in southern Oregon say a woman charged with robbing a bank in Grants Pass stopped to pick up her children at school on the way home.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported a woman walked into an Umpqua Bank branch shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, handed the teller... more »
September 21, 2010 7:57 PM
A woman accused of robbing a bank in Oregon stopped to pick up her kids on the way home. Police say Erica F. Anderson walked into the bank, handed the teller a note demanding cash, then drove off in a car with a man. A witness gave police a description... more »
September 13, 2010 10:48 AM
UPDATE: Officials with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say they've arrested one man after an attempted bank robbery this morning.
43-year-old Louis W. Allen of Denham Springs was arrested in suspicion of attempted armed robbery and other charges after the incident at Whitney National Bank on Jones Creek... more »
September 10, 2010 5:32 AM
UPDATE @ 10:28a.m. - Michael Mara pled 'not guilty' today to two counts of bank robbery, and a trial date was set for Nov. 18.
The bank robbery suspect the FBI nicknamed the "Granddad Bandit" is due for his first federal court appearance in... more »
September 3, 2010 6:32 PM
A serial bank robbery suspect was arrested earlier this morning in San Antonio, TX. 46-year-old Douglas Edward Ford, also known as the “Bayou Bandit,” is a resident of San Antonio and was arrested around 10:30 a.m. The FBI and local authorities from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oklahoma are... more »
August 20, 2010 1:08 PM
A reward is being offered for information on a man the F.B.I. has dubbed the "Bayou Bandit".
He is responsible for at least 11 bank robberies since March 2010, four of them in Louisiana.
The first was in Jennings then Sulphur, Crowley and Rayne.
The other banks... more »
August 18, 2010 1:08 PM
A judge has denied bond for a Louisiana man charged with capital murder in the death of a Crossett woman whose vehicle was used in a bank robbery.
Peter Keith Harvey of New Orleans made an initial appearance Tuesday before Drew County Circuit Judge Sam Pope, who appointed an... more »
June 26, 2010 9:47 AM
Four New Orleans residents have been indicted on charges stemming from a May 4 bank robbery in Edgard. Federal prosecutors said 27-year-old Errol Harris entered the Capital One Bank branch on Highway 18 and pointed a handgun at an employee while another suspect, 36-year-old Corey Richardson, hopped over the teller's... more »
May 28, 2010 5:35 AM
Darryl Palmore from New Orleans faces over 12 years in federal prison for bank robbery. Palmore received a 151-month sentence for a heist at a Capital One bank office in New Orleans. While fleeing, a security dye packet went off, forcing him to drop most of the money. He was... more »
May 21, 2010 12:53 PM
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for the man who robbed a bank on Perkins Road Thursday.
Deputies say the man, pictured in the orange shirt, robbed the First Bank and Trust at 12871 Perkins Road.
He was seen driving a dark tan Dodge pickup,... more »