Convenience store robbers caught shortly after heist

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 10:42am

Three alleged robbers have been arrested in connection with an overnight heist at a Bossier City convenience store.

Samuel Dion Vinson, 19, of Shreveport, Jertavious Jermaine Watkins, 23, of Bossier City and Justin Tremaine Boatwin, 20, of Shreveport, are charged with armed robbery for allegedly holding up the Circle K Store in the 1200 block of Barksdale Boulevard.

According to Bossier City police, Vinson walked into the business just before 1 a.m. armed with a gun, approached an employee and demanded money from the cash register. Vinson then ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and met up with Watkins and Boatwin, who were waiting in a getaway car parked behind the store on Ogilvie Street.

Witnesses told police the getaway car was a blue Honda Accord. Not long after the robbery took place, authorities conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Benton Road on a car fitting that description with three people  inside. The passengers, later identified as Vinson, Watkins and Boatwin, were taken into custody and arrested based on the investigation conducted by detectives.

The three suspects were booked into the Bossier City Jail. Their bond has not yet been set.


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