LAFAYETTE — Police say the man accused of robbing a Lafayette convenience store early Thursday morning while wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mask is connected to another robbery that happened hours earlier at a nearby pharmacy.
Lacorrion Turner, 18, faces a second count of armed robbery http://www.la-fcca.org/opiniongrid/opinionpdf/2013%20CA%200602%20Decision%20Appeal.pdf">for robbing a Johnston Street Rite Aid on Thursday night, according to Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton.
That’s in addition to one count of first-degree robbery in an incident at the Cracker Barrel on University Avenue, across the street from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.
Employees at the Cracker Barrel in the 400 block of University Avenue told police that a man wearing a Ninja Turtle mask walked in about 6 a.m. with what looked like a gun wrapped in plastic, according to Mouton.
When he couldn’t get into the cash register, Mouton said, Turner took wallets from the two employees and fled on foot.
Police found Turner shortly afterward in the 1000 block of Johnston Street and discovered a plastic-covered stick along with him, Mouton said.
Turner, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt but no mask, was captured on surveillance video about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, when he brandished a gun at the Rite Aid at 4700 Johnston St. and demanded cash before fleeing on a bicycle, Mouton said.
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