A Baker man who was robbed at gunpoint in his home Tuesday was also forced to drive to his bank branch inside a Baker Wal-Mart where the gunman wanted the victim to withdraw money.
But before the victim could withdraw the cash, an argument broke out between the two men, and the kidnapper, Kervin S. Crum, 22, fled from the store, according to the Baker Police Department.
Crum was arrested Wednesday by police after an eyewitness pointed Crum out in a photo lineup, according to a Baker police report. The eyewitness told detectives that he saw Crum go to the victim’s home, then leave with the victim in the victim’s car, the report said.
Crum, whom the victim said he knew, came to the victim’s home in the 1100 block of Sherron Street, Baker. Once inside, Crum pulled out a handgun and took cash and electronic gaming equipment, police said. He forced the victim to drive to the bank branch inside Wal-Mart on Plank Road in Baker to get cash from the victim’s account, the report says.
While waiting for the bank teller to help them, Crum, who had concealed his handgun, walked with the victim through the store, threatening him, according to the report. Before the teller waited on the men, though, the two got in an argument and Crum fled the store, the report says. The 33-year-old victim called police, who met him at the store.
Crum was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of second-degree kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon.