Natchitoches Police arrest individual for Armed Robbery

The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested an individual for an armed robbery that occurred early Sunday morning.

On Sept. 19 around 12:07 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to 100 block of North Melrose Avenue in reference to an armed robbery. Upon officers arrival they made contact with the victim who said that he was approached by two individuals while walking to an apartment in the area. The two individuals demanded that the victim turn over several items while pointing a firearm towards him. After taking the victims property the suspects then fled the area.

On Sept. 22 investigators with the Natchitoches Police Department were able to locate several items that belonged to the victim at a residence in the 100 block of Mary Drive. As a result of their investigation Tavares Jackson Jr. (B/M, 18 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) was placed under arrest. Tavares Jackson Jr. is charged with Armed Robbery with the use of a Firearm and was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318) 357-3858. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

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