Authorities arrest alleged Dollar General robber

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:27pm

On Wednesday at approximately 7:30 p.m., Lafayette police were called to the 4300 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery.

The clerk at the Dollar General reported that a suspect entered the store with a handgun and demanded the money in the register. An undisclosed amount of cash was turned over to the suspect and they ran from the scene. The suspect was found by responding officers in the immediate area and taken into custody. 18-year-old Jeremi Paul Smith, of Breaux Bridge, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, resisting an officer, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

The case remains under investigation.

From Lafayette Police Department

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