ARRESTED: James Tyson, 21 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
surveillance video of the armed robbery on November 8th shows the men holding employees at gunpoint behind the bar, as one employee empties the register and hands the robbery cash.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Five people have already been arrested in connection to several armed robberies in the Southern Hills neighborhood.
Now, some local business owners' fears are easing as police continue to solve armed robbery cases from all over town.
Owners of the Break N Run pool hall on Mansfield Road are hopeful that the men who terrorized their employees have been arrested.
Police have arrested 19-year-old Myles Smith, and 21-year-old James Tyson, and say they are suspects in that robbery. The surveillance video of the armed robbery on November 8 shows the men holding employees at gunpoint behind the bar, as one employee empties the register and hands the robbery cash.
While the latest arrests have employees and the owner, Cindy Horn breathing a sigh of relief, they would like to remind everyone in the Southern Hills neighborhood to watch out for one another this time of year.
"I also live in the area, very nearby here, and everyone, everyone, as a customer, as a resident, as a friend, look out for everybody, we have to watch each other's back," said Horn.
Another set of eyes comes from the Robbery Intervention Division, or R.I.D., a task force from the police department dedicated to proactively working to prevent these robberies, and catch the suspects.
Investigators believe their efforts are paying off, as the five arrests that have been made are expected to clear more than a dozen cases, some of them from other jurisdictions.
Arrested in addition to Smith and Tyson: 19-year-old Myles
Robinson, 22-year-old Tremario Washington and 21-year-old Halston Smith,
all of Shreveport.
If you have any information on these robberies call Crimestoppers at 318-673-7373.