Lufkin Police Arrest Man After Late Night Armed Robbery
According to a release from the Lufkin Police, around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, (with the help of Pct. 1 Constable Tom Selman), LPD officers arrested Deaounte Bogan, 17, in connection to the armed robbery of Lucky’s Convenience Store at 1707 N. John Redditt Drive.
Selman was off duty, but heard the vehicle description – a light-colored, 4-door sedan with the driver’s side hub cap missing - on his radio. He made a stop on a matching vehicle that contained Bogan and two passengers. Selman held them until LPD officers arrived and took over the stop.
The robbery took place around 2:20 a.m., a man later identified as Bogan entered Lucky’s with a small, black revolver and a blue bandana covering his face. He yelled at the cashier “Hey, give me the money!” The cashier opened the drawer for him and he left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses saw him flee on foot and squeeze through the fence of nearby Pioneer Crossing Apartments where he was picked up by the light-colored, 4-door sedan with the driver’s side hub cap missing.
Surveillance video showed the suspect to be a black male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue bandana on his face, grey sweat pants with a logo near the thigh area, dark socks and black slide-on shoes.
At the time of the stop, Bogan was wearing grey pants with a logo near the thigh area, dark socks, and black slide-on shoes.
During the stop, Bogan gave officers permission to search the vehicle and they located items associated with the robbery including the blue bandana in the front passenger door pocket and a black revolver sticking out from under the driver’s seat.
All three men were taken to the station for questioning.
Bogan was later charged with aggravated robbery. One of his passengers, Anthony Blake, 21, was also taken into custody for possession of marijuana. Blake had warrants as well. The other passenger was questioned and released.