Third suspect in Lake Charles attempted armed robbery arrested

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The third suspect in an attempted armed robbery in Lake Charles has been arrested.

Blake Simien, 18, had been wanted in the attempted armed robbery of a Family Dollar on 3rd Avenue in Lake Charles. The incident happened earlier this month.

Arrested in the case were 19-year-old Alexander Amos Schlesinger, of Lake Charles, and 19-year-old Denzel Martin Singleton, also of Lake Charles.

According to a news release from the Lake Charles Police Department, on Friday, officers received a call from Crime Stoppers in reference to Simien being at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Officers reportedly located Simien at the east entrance of the facility, attempting to leave the building.

Simien was arrested and booked on the outstanding warrants, including attempted armed robbery and attempted armed robbery with a firearm. He remains in the Calcasieu Correction Center.

Bond in the case is set at $225,000.

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