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Bad-luck suspect arrested after failed robbery and car wreck

6 years 1 week 2 days ago Monday, March 20 2017 Mar 20, 2017 March 20, 2017 4:49 PM March 20, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KATC

LAKE CHARLES - Police and witnesses say just about everything went wrong for a woman when she tried to rob a bar.

Barbara Boyd, manager at Linda's Lounge in Lake Charles, says the woman came in early Saturday, carrying what appeared to be a rifle and demanded money. When the bartender refused, she grabbed the tip jar and a customer tackled her.

She drove off with the cash in a Buick LeSabre, but police say it crashed while officers were still at the robbery scene.

Police say 39-year-old Keeshala Demetra Jacobs of Lake Charles was arrested on an armed robbery charge, and her bond is set at $100,000.

They say investigators learned she'd taken her roommate's car and bank card.

It was unclear whether she had an attorney who could comment.

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