Four arrested in Ascension Parish armed robbery

ASCENSION PARISH, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested four suspect in connection to two armed robberies in Geismar. 

According to authorities, deputies were called out to an area off Deck Boulevard regarding someone being robbed at gunpoint. After further investigation, deputies learned the victim was meeting someone from a social media ad to purchase a cell phone. Authorities said the victim was approached by two black males suspects. The suspects, armed with a handgun, took the victim's phone and cash. 

Shortly after, deputies responded to a second armed robbery in Geismar. Authorities learned the victim agreed to meet a person to purchase a cell phone from a social media ad. The victim was approached by two black males who took both the victims cash and phone. 

After receiving several anonymous tips, deputies arrested 22-year-old Michael Lomas and 22-year-old Tyrell Jimerson on two counts of armed robbery. 

Deputies also arrested 21-year-old Kaitlyn Cox and 21-year-old Michael Jones for allegedly helping set up the fake social media accounts. Cox and Jones were both arrested on two counts of principal to armed robbery. 


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