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Lake Charles robbery suspect arrested

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 12:18:33-04

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault and robbery Thursday in Lake Charles.

Lake Charles Police say the incident happened around 8:00 am on Thursday, August 15 in the 300 block of Mill Street. Officers say that the suspect, identified as Horace Van Stevens, had allegedly physically assaulted a 67-year-old man before robbing him of cash and other personal items.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Officers say that a short time after the robbery, Stevens returned to the scene of the crime. He was arrested and booked on a charge of 2nd degree robbery.

No bond has been set at this time.