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Opelousas Man Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Taxi Driver

OPELOUSAS- The Opelousas Police Department have arrested, 20-year-old, Brian Keith Broussard of Opelousas in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on June 11, 2019 where a taxi driver was allegedly robbed at gunpoint.

Police say, they stopped Broussard while patrolling in the 800 block of Emmett Street on Tuesday July 16, 2019. During that contact, investigators say they discovered a handgun concealed on Broussard and he was arrested.

According to reports, police located other items in Broussards’ possession that led them to look further into the June 11th armed robbery.

In that incident, a taxi driver was allegedly robbed at gun point in the 1200 block of Daniel Alley and his taxi was stolen. The abandoned taxi was found a few blocks away a short time later, according to police.

Broussard was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the illegal carrying of a weapon violation and one count of armed robbery.

This is an ongoing and more arrest are expected.