Bossier City police have caught a suspect in the armed robbery of a gas station but are asking for the public's help in identifying those involved in an armed robbery of a Mexican restaurant.
Detectives with the Bossier City Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit have made an arrest in the Wednesday morning armed robbery of the Valero gas station in the 1900 block of Airline Drive. Bryan Michael Durant, 24, of Bossier City was taken into custody late Wednesday night after detectives received information about his possible involvement in the robbery. He was subsequently arrested after being questioned by detectives and booked into the Bossier City Jail on a charge of armed robbery with a firearm. A clerk there had reported a white male suspect walked into the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk was not injured.
Another armed robbery occurred Monday just before 9 p.m. at the Trejos Mexican Restaurant in the 2100 block of Airline Drive. Two male suspects, both wearing masks, entered the kitchen area through a side door. One of the suspects was armed with a shotgun and robbed an employee of an undisclosed amount of cash. A witness describes that suspect as a black male based on the skin tone of his eye lids while the second suspect may be a white male based on the skin tone of his hands seen in security camera video. Both suspects fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported.
Bossier Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $510 to anyone who can provide information leading to arrests in this case.
Anyone can contact Bossier Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 424-4100. They can also submit a web or text tip via the Bossier Crime Stoppers website – www.bossiercrimestoppers.org. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous.