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12-year-old arrested in connection with convenience store armed robbery

Posted at 10:42 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 12:20:37-04

A 12-year-old has been arrested for in connection with an alleged armed robbery of a convenience store in Jeanerette.

Jeanerette Marshal Fernest Martin says that the boy was arrested for armed robbery at a local convenience store.

Marshal Martin states that the juvenile entered the store with a small caliber handgun and demanded money from the store clerk.

Officers were able to identify the suspect with assistance from video surveillance. The suspect is being detained at a local juvenile facility at this time.