A man arrested Monday afternoon in a robbery of a Baton Rouge bank earlier this month is accused of trying on Monday morning to rob a Denham Springs credit union, as well, officials said.
Shawn Debourbon, 33, of 30792 LaMadeline Court, Denham Springs, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on first-degree robbery for the March 10 robbery of Citizens Bank and Trust on South Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Baton Rouge Police said.
In that incident, Debourbon, who had a weapon, demanded money and grabbed it from the tellers, then fled on foot, according to police.
On Monday morning, before his arrest, Debourbon attempted to rob the Pelican State Credit Union on Rushing Road, Denham Springs Police said.
Police responded to a silent panic alarm from the credit union, and Debourbon fled before officers arrived.
Baton Rouge Police officers apprehended Debourbon a short time later and booked him in the case of the Baton Rouge bank robbery, police said.
Debourbon, now a fugitive from Denham Springs, will be held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison until he's released to the Denham Springs Police Department, Baton Rouge Police said.