BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Deputies arrested a robbery suspect accused of demanding hundreds of dollars from a Regions Bank in October on Thursday.
Details from an affidavit said 24-year-old Kyrek Webster had just been released from jail the day before the robbery. He had been in EBR Parish Prison since the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) arrested him on July 11 on an unauthorized entry into a place of business charge.
The day after he got out of jail, on Oct. 28, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a reported bank robbery at Regions Bank on Bluebonnet Boulevard.
According to an affidavit, Webster walked into the bank at 3:41 p.m. and shortly after handed a deposit slip to a bank teller reading: “Give Me All Hundreds in the drawer. I have a gun.”
One of the tellers interviewed by investigators said she never saw a weapon.
Arrest documents said the money was retrieved by another bank teller who sends an email alerting the bank’s employees of the robbery three minutes after Webster walked into the building. The sheriff’s office said the bank went into lockdown and called authorities after Kyrek left the building with the cash.
Webster’s identity was revealed after the results of DNA and fingerprint collected at the bank were returned to investigators, the sheriff’s office said. He was arrested Thursday, Nov. 10 on a first-degree robbery charge.
October wasn’t the first time Webster attempted to rob a Baton Rouge bank. According to arrest documents, he was previously arrested in 2021 after attempting to rob $2,000 from another Baton Rouge bank on September 10, 2021.
In that case, Webster told Baton Rouge police detectives he needed the money because he was homeless.