“I didn’t think we were that close to the bank but obviously, he got pretty far.”
Feeling uneasy about a bank robbery suspect in their neighborhood, one couple said, the crime was too close for comfort.
“it’s kind of unsettling that he went through this part of the neighborhood.”
Matthew Begue said, he received a news alert about the crime.
“the first one was, bank robbery and Perkins and Siegen so I was like ol man, something is going down.”
But never thought it would end in front of his door.
“It’s crazy that it ended here of all places. I know it’s on the corner over there but my street in particular” said Begue.
Doorbell video shows cops swarming Begue’s street after deputies say, 26-year-old Dillon Williams robbed a nearby regions bank.
“A man went inside the building, he had a hat on, sunglasses, he passed the teller a note stating he had a weapon and he demanded money.”
Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said, after getting the money, Williams ran from the bank.
“The suspect actually ran through the apartment complex, hoped a fence and we had a deputy that was stationed as part of the perimeter inside of the neighborhood. He stopped the suspect and they took him into custody without incident” said Hicks.
Shelby Fleming said, although the man made it to her front door; knowing he’s off the streets helps her family sleep.
“If they wouldn’t have caught him, I would’ve been up all night so thankful that they caught him” said Fleming.