EBRSO: Man robbed at gunpoint after he accepted offered ride home
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in EBR Parish say they arrested a woman after a victim came forward to say she was part of a group that robbed him at gunpoint when they offered him a ride home from the convenience store.
24-year-old Kecia Farley was booked on a charge of armed robbery following her arrest.
Deputies said the victim reported he was walking from the Cracker Barrel in the 150900 block of Tiger Bend Road toward his residence when he heard a woman scream out his name. He said he walked across the street to greet that woman who turned out to be Farley. She behind the wheel of a vehicle with two other unidentified individuals.
The victim told deputies he has known Farley for four or five years so he accepted when she offered to give him a ride home. Once inside the car, the victim said the man sitting in the rear rear seat next to him pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and pointed it at his head, demanding he give him his money.
Farley pulled over the car and told the victim to hand over his money, but he refused. Deputies said she then grabbed his left pants pocket while the unknown male grabbed the right pocket, trying to remove his cash and belongings. During the struggle, the victim’s cash was ripped up and strewn about the vehicle.
Deputies said the victim was able to exit the vehicle and run away, causing the suspects to flee.
During the incident, the victim sustained obvious swelling on the right cheek area caused when the male suspect hit him. Both of his pockets were torn, but he still had three of the twenty dollar bills that were ripped in half during the struggle. His cell phone, the bag of merchandise he had purchased at the store valued at $13 and about $70 in cash were stolen during the incident.
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