East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people — including an aunt and nephew — hours after a Wednesday morning robbery at Chase Bank on Jones Creek Road.
At around 10:40 a.m., Leroy George III, 19, walked into the bank with his face covered and demanded money, claiming he had a weapon, Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said in a news release.
George took an undisclosed amount of money before he ran off, heading north on Jones Creek and then climbing into a silver Toyota Camry, Hicks said.
A witness gave deputies the Camry’s license plate. Hours later, authorities pulled over the car on O’Neal Lane, and George’s aunt, Terri Lynn Larrieu, 50, was behind the wheel, Hicks said. That stop led deputies to Larrieu’s home at 1680 O’Neal Lane, where deputies found “a large amount” of money and four money orders as well as George and another resident, Regina Ann Alfred, 39, Hicks said.
George admitted to the robbery soon afterward, while Larrieu admitted she had been driving and Alfred admitted she knew about the robbery because they were all facing eviction, Hicks said.
George also said he had never actually been armed, Hicks said.
George and Larrieu were booked Wednesday on first-degree robbery counts, while Alfred was booked on a count of accessory after-the-fact to first-degree robbery. All live at 1680 O’Neal Lane.
The Sheriff’s Office is looking into whether any of the suspects are behind other recent robberies in the area, Hicks said.