KENNER, LA (WVUE) - A Gramercy man claims to have entered a Kenner convenience store to buy a beverage. However, after seeing cash in the store's register, he says he "clicked out."
Darren Deroche, 37, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday at a Shell gas station, located in the 2400 block of Williams Boulevard.
Kenner police say they saw Deroche running from the gas station and enter his vehicle. Officers followed the vehicle and stopped Deroche in the 2400 block of Idaho Avenue.
Police say Deroche exited the vehicle and was found to be in possession of a knife. At this time, officers say the suspect admitted to robbing the gas station.
Deroche allegedly entered the business, brandished a knife and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect tells authorities he went into the business to buy a drink, but "clicked out" when he saw the cash. He removed the cash from the register and fled the scene.
All money taken from the register was recovered. Deroche remains in custody. No bond has been set at this time.