Man arrested for armed robbery of convenience store

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 2:00pm

A 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly robbing a convenience store at gunpoint.

The Opelousas Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 7 during the late evening. We’re told the Tiger Trax convenience store on E. Landry Street was robbed and the victim provided a description of the suspect.

Officers located Jacob Robins a few blocks from the crime scene. They say he matched the description provided. A search of his person recovered a handgun and cash money believed to have been taken from the store.

Robins was arrested and booked into the Opelousas Jail for First-Degree Robbery. He is currently being held at this time without a bond.

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