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Teen charged with armed robbery

A teen has been charged with armed robbery after he allegedly entered the Bayou Vista Truck Stop, produced a knife and demanded money from the cashier.

A 17-year-old male was arrested at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of aggravated armed robbery with a weapon, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith said in a news release.

On Tuesday, detectives with the sheriff’s office were dispatched to the Bayou Vista Truck Stop in reference to a robbery. Through the investigation, detectives learned that the male subject entered the place of business, produced a knife, and demanded money from the cashier, Smith said.

A search warrant was subsequently executed at the male subject’s home, and evidence connecting him to the crime was recovered, the sheriff said. He was booked into jail.


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