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Seven teens arrested in armed robbery of stolen guns

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 15:05:58-04

BROUSSARD, La. - Seven teens were arrested following a Thursday night armed robbery.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 9:00 P.M., the Broussard Police Department responded to an armed robbery in progress at a residence on 3rd Street.

A description of the suspected vehicle was given and was located by police within minutes. The vehicle, a gray Audi, was stopped in the 200 block of S. Morgan Avenue and contained five suspects that also matched the clothing and physical descriptions given by the victims, according to Chief Brannon Decou.

The investigation revealed that two juvenile victim/suspects (#3 & #4) were attempting to sell stolen firearms via a social media app. The 'buyers' (the five suspects in the car) arrived to purchase the weapons when three people exited the Audi and pulled semi-automatic handguns from their waistbands on the victims, committing an armed robbery, stated Chief Decou. The three robbed the two juveniles, taking two additional guns.

A search warrant was conducted on the Audi which produced a total of five semi-automatic handguns, three of which were reported stolen, including one that they obtained from the victims in the robbery. One was reported stolen out of Youngsville, one out of Lafayette parish and one out of Mississippi.

Police say confessions were obtained leading to the arrest of the following and what they were charged with:

Xzabua Arceneaux, 18, of Duson, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, three-counts of possession of a stolen firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Tyjous Faulk, 18, of Scott, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, three-counts of possession of a stolen firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Trevor Kaigler Jr., 19, of Maurice was arrested on charges of armed robbery, three-counts of possession of a stolen firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Juvenile Suspect #1, of Lafayette, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, three-counts of possession of a stolen firearm and violation of COVID-19 parish wide curfew.

Juvenile Suspect #2, of Rayne, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, three-counts of possession of a stolen firearm and violation of COVID-19 parish wide curfew.

Juvenile Victim/Suspect #3 was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of stolen firearms.

Juvenile Victim/Suspect #4 was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of stolen firearms.