CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Two juveniles are accused of armed robbery following an incident Jan. 1, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
According to Sheriff's Office authorities, at approximately 12:05 a.m. Jan. 1, deputies responded to a report of armed robbery near N. Highway 171 and Graham Street.
Authorities said when deputies arrived, they spoke with the victim who reported that two boys, later identified as 13- and 15-year-old juveniles, approached him and demanded money. According to the victim, one of the teens was brandishing a handgun.
Authorities said after stealing an undisclosed amount of money, the juveniles fled on foot.
Authorities said the Sheriff's Office conducted a search and apprehended the 13-year-old juvenile moments later. Deputies also reportedly recovered the handgun behind a local laundry mat in the area. A few hours later, deputies apprehended the 15-year-old at his home.
Both juveniles are charged with armed robbery and resisting by flight. Authorities said the 13-year-old juvenile is also charged with illegal carrying of weapons.
Both were booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.