A Baton Rouge woman was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday for her role in two armed robberies from earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office reports.
In one incident, two men claim they were working on a car in the parking lot of a Coy Avenue apartment complex when they were robbed at gunpoint — one victim surrendering $700 and the other giving up $1,226, the Sheriff’s Office reports.
The robbery occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on March 13. Deputies located the vehicle used in the robbery two hours later and were told that Ajha Marie Callahan, 21, of Baton Rouge, was the driver of the vehicle with the robbers.
Callahan is also accused of entering an apartment on March 12 in the 4500 block of Burbank Drive along with three other people. Inside the apartment, the two men and two women robbers — three of whom were armed — took jewelry and other items belonging to the apartment’s occupants. The robbers also took car keys and a Chrysler 200 car, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
During the investigation, detectives were told that Callahan also took part in the Burbank robbery, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office reports that Callahan was found on North Lobdell Drive, and when deputies tried to arrest her, she ran into an apartment and barricaded herself inside. Deputies were able to get inside the apartment and arrest the woman.
Callahan was booked on a count of armed robbery in the Coy Avenue incident. She was booked on counts of armed, theft of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle in the Burbank Drive incident.