HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) - Hammond Police Officers arrested four teenagers following an early morning armed robbery at a convenience store. The robbery took place Tuesday at 2 a.m. at the Circle K store on South Morrison Boulevard.
According to police, the clerk told detectives that two African-American boys walked into the store with guns drawn, demanding money. The clerk handed over the money prior to the suspects running from the store, then in an unknown direction.
Police say that at 2:14 a.m., officers stopped a car on Natchez Street near Field Drive. The officers recovered weapons and cash from the vehicle and after further investigation, arrested two passengers, ages 15 and 16, who officers determined were responsible for the robbery. Both were charged with armed robbery.
Police also arrested the 18-year-old driver of the car, identified as Aridies Cain of Loranger, who was booked with contributing to a delinquent of a juvenile. A 14-year-old Hammond juvenile who was not involved in the robbery was booked with accessory after the fact.
The robbery suspects were booked in the Florida Parishes Facility, while the Cain was booked in the Hammond City Jail. The 14-year-old was released to a parent.