Man accused of Christmas Eve robbery in Baton Rouge arrested after standoff
Editor's note: Law enforcement initially identified Sanford as the suspect in a robbery involving a Popeye's restaurant. Police have since clarified his arrest Tuesday was related to a different robbery on Christmas Eve.
TORBERT - A Louisiana State Police task force accompanied deputies with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office as they became entangled in a standoff with an alleged robber Tuesday morning.
Officials say a suspect named Torey Sanford had barricaded himself inside of a home along Manda Road in the community of Torbert and refused to come out.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Sanford was wanted in a Christmas Eve robbery during which he allegedly entered a home on Cyrus Avenue where a group of elderly people were playing cards and robbed them at gunpoint. Investigators said he stole as much as $2,000 from the four victims.
One of the victims described the attacker as wearing a "pig mask" but told police they believed Sanford carried out the robbery.
Authorities were successful in eventually apprehending and arresting Sanford, shortly before 10:30 a.m., Tuesday.
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