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Man accused of Christmas Eve robbery in Baton Rouge arrested after standoff

6 days 11 hours 5 minutes ago Tuesday, January 12 2021 Jan 12, 2021 January 12, 2021 10:49 AM January 12, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

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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