Sheriff’s Office: Teenager arrested in armed robbery at apartment _lowres

Austin Wilson, 17

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Sunday after he was accused of holding people at gunpoint and stealing cash, jewelry, shoes and other items, according to deputies.

Austin Kyle Wilson, of 938 W. Garfield St., Baton Rouge, faces counts of armed robbery, theft of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle in the incident Friday night, according to an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s report.

Wilson and three others entered an unlocked apartment at 4500 Burbank Drive, brandishing firearms and ordered the occupants onto the floor, according to the report. Three of the intruders carried weapons, the report said.

The robbers stole a gold necklace with a Jesus pendant, a pair of tennis shoes, two gold bracelets, computers, cellphones, car keys, cash and clothing items from the apartment, the report said. Wilson and the other intruders told the occupants to count to one hundred while they escaped, according to the report.

The robbers got away in a Chrysler 200 owned by one of the apartment’s residents, and inside the car was the owner’s Smith and Wesson pistol, the report said.

On Monday, one of the victims spotted the Chrysler in a parking lot at 3158 Highland Road and apprehended Wilson, who was sitting in the driver’s seat next to his brother, according to the report. Both fled on foot but were later caught.

Wilson, who was wearing some of the stolen jewelry and clothing items, admitted to authorities that he and three others entered the Burbank apartment without permission and held the inhabitants at gunpoint before robbing them, the report said.

The report did not say whether the three other robbers were arrested.

Wilson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bail was set at $95,000, according to jail records.