Bank robber arrested after October heist on Bluebonnet Boulevard
BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man Thursday accused of stealing an unknown amount of money from a bank on Bluebonnet Boulevard in October.
The robbery unfolded just before 4 p.m. at the Regions Bank near the intersection of Bluebonnet and Perkins Road. Kyrek Webster reportedly walked into the bank and passed the teller a note reading "Give Me All Hundreds in the drawer, I have a gun."
While retrieving the money from the drawers, the teller was able to alert a coworker, who discreetly notified the rest of the staff and called the police once Webster ran.
During the investigation, deputies found that Webster had been previously arrested for entering a different bank on Perkins Road in 2021 and handing the teller a note demanding $2,000.
Webster was also arrested in July 2022 for a reportedly unrelated offense of unauthorized entry. He was reportedly released from custody Oct. 27, the day before he robbed Regions Bank.
Webster was arrested for one count of first-degree robbery.