Officials: Suspect impersonates police to rob victim at gunpoint & zip-tie hands

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery on Metairie Dr., allegedly at the hands of a man pretending to be police on Thursday night around 9:30.

Deputies said the victim said while he was driving down Metairie Dr., he noticed a gray Kia Soul trying to stop him by activating “red & blue lights.”

The victim told deputies that he stopped his vehicle thinking it was police. After exiting his vehicle, the victim told deputies that a black male wearing a “police vest” came out of the Kia Soul and showed a gun, demanding the victim to get out of his vehicle.

That’s when officials said the victim realized this individual was not actually law enforcement and refused to cooperate. After refusing, the victim stated the suspect “reached towards his belt & unholstered a police radio” calling for backup. After doing so, an additional black male suspect arrived. 

EBRSO said after the second suspect arrived, the driver of the Kia hit the victim in the head with the gun. When the victim fell to the ground, officials said the two suspects started fighting with him and eventually “zip tied his hands behind his back.”

Thankfully though, the victim said “he continued to fight for his life, and soon after, he was able to break free from” the suspects and ran down Kenner Dr.

Deputies said the suspects then took allegedly stole the victim’s vehicle (Honda Accord) and fled the scene. 

Later that evening, BRPD found the same Kia Soul that was reported stolen. When officers tried to stop the driver, he allegedly fled and eventually crashed into a home on N. 49th St. That’s when the suspects allegedly fled but one of the suspects was caught & arrested after a short foot chase.

The suspect was later identified as Alkeyven Ray Ennis. Officials said Ennis was seen wearing a leg holster on his left leg, black pants, black boots and a black shirt. Officers also found police lights, a hand held radio and a black in color police style vest in the vehicle.

Ennis is charged with false impersonation of a police officer, armed robbery, aggravated second-degree battery & false imprisonment with offender armed with dangerous weapon.

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