Suspect arrested in Lake Charles park robbery case

Lawrence Brown Sr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
Lawrence Brown Sr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

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.

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