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Two arrested after armed robbery at Denham Springs store

4 years 4 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, January 21 2020 Jan 21, 2020 January 21, 2020 4:55 PM January 21, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies arrested a man accused of firing a handgun inside a business after the cashier refused to give up the store's cash.

The robbery happened around 10 p.m. Dec. 12 at a convenience store on Springfield Road. 

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says the masked man, identified Tuesday as 19-year-old Skyler Long, walked in and gave the employee a note demanding cash. After the cashier refused to hand over the money, Long allegedly fired a shot at the ground and then walked around the counter.

The robber then opened up the register himself and grabbed money bags from a different part of the store. An accomplice waiting outside, identified as 18-year-old Jeremy Chapman, drove off with Long and the money. 

Chapman was arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Jail on a charge of armed robbery.

Long was arrested in Lee County, Alabama on unrelated charges. A hold has been placed on him, and he will be moved to the Livingston Parish Jail upon his release in Alabama.

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