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Jennings man arrested in connection with convenience store armed robbery

Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 15:02:54-04

A Jennings man has been arrested, accused of robbing a local convenience store early Friday morning

Police say on September 28, 2018, at 12:30 a.m. officers were called out to an armed robbery at the EZ Mart on E Shankland Avenue in Jennings.  The caller stated a white male wearing a bandana and black sunglasses with a gun walked in, brandished the weapon, and demanded money. The caller also stated the suspect took approximately $120 in cash and left the store on foot.

Cory Lejeune / Jennings Police Department

Officers located a white male in the area identified as Cory Wayne Lejeune. Lejeune did not match the original description given by the caller, according to police.

Lejeune allegedly advised officers where he was staying and Lejeune was allowed to continue walking. Officers viewed the surveillance footage and observed the suspect to match Lejeune’s description. Officers located an airsoft gun, a bandana, $122 in cash, sunglasses, and gloves at a nearby church.

Officers say they later located Lejeune and he was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Lejeune was questioned about the incident at EZ Mart and allegedly confessed to the robbery. Police say Lejeune admitted to leaving the money and other items at the church. He was later transferred to Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office on his outstanding warrants and armed robbery.