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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On January 1, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to an armed robbery of a man walking in the area of N. Highway 171 and Graham Street.

When deputies arrived, they spoke with the victim who advised two boys, later identified as a 13 and 15 year old juvenile, one of which was brandishing a handgun, approached him and demanded money. After stealing an undisclosed amount of money, the juveniles fled on foot.

The Sheriff’s Office conducted an extensive search of the area and apprehended the 13 year old juvenile moments later. During the search, deputies also recovered the handgun behind a local laundry mat in the area.

A few hours later, deputies located and apprehended the 15 year old at his home.

Both juveniles are charged with armed robbery and resisting by flight. The 13 year old juvenile is also charged with illegal carrying of weapons. Both juveniles were booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.

CPSO Deputy Phil Middleton, Sgt. Lanny Roberts and Cpl. Josh Donovan were the arresting deputies on this case.

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