Citizen tips police about possible burglary, 8 arrested

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 10:04am

SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport Police Department spokesman tells KMSS eight people were arrested Thursday morning after a citizen tipped police.

Police say the received call around 4 a.m. that several armed and masked men were at the Broadmoor Village Strip Mall.

When police arrived on the scene, they spotted nine men and three vans from local florists. They were able to arrest eight, with one escaping. All the alleged felons are from Texas and between the ages of 15 and 30. The escapee is still on the loose.

Officials believe the group was planning to burglarize a nearby building.



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