Denham Springs Police: Armed man tried to rob Pelican State Credit Union Monday

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — An armed Denham Springs man allegedly tried to rob Pelican State Credit Union on Monday morning, according to the Denham Springs Police Department.

The robber demanded money from bank tellers and brandished a small handgun, which he used to threaten the tellers, according to DSPD.

It’s unclear if he took any money.

Police arrived after someone engaged a silent panic alarm, but the robber fled before officers arrived.

Shawn Debourbon is accused of the crime, and officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department apprehended him shortly after the incident, according to DSPD.

He will remain in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison until he is released to DSPD.

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