A Lake Charles man is accused of robbing a woman at a local park and throwing her personal items into the nearby lake.
According to a news release from the Lake Charles Police Department, authorities were dispatched to Veterans Memorial Park in Lake Charles around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities said upon arrival, officers were told that the reported victim had an argument with the suspect, 33-year-old Lawrence Brown Sr.
Brown allegedly took the woman's cell phone and car keys, and threw them into the lake.
Brown is also accused of battery. He also allegedly took $600 from the woman's purse.
Brown reportedly fled on foot and was later identified. He has been charged with simple robbery.