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Suspect in custody following robbery at Opelousas bank

Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 14:17:02-04
Walter Freeman / OPD

Opelousas Police say a suspect is in custody following a robbery at a local bank just steps away from the police department.

Officers says that the robbery at Chase Bank on N Court Street at around 10:45 a.m. That Chase Bank is just a few feet away from the police department.

Officers began viewing area video surveillance after the robbery. Through that video, detectives were able to track the suspect to a nearby building that was unoccupied.  The suspect, identified as Walter Freeman  was found hiding in a shed.

Officers says they located $10,901 in cash in the shed with the suspect.  Freeman will be booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on a simple robbery charge.

The Opelousas Police Department says the arrest was possible with the help of businesses in the area.