Arrests made Tigerland robberies

Baton Rouge police on Thursday arrested two men in a string of robberies in the Tigerland area.

In most of the cases, the robbers used a firearm to subdue their victims while taking personal property, police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.

Detectives also booked the men in a Nov. 20 attempted robbery at 755 East Boyd, Stubbs said.

In that case, two of the victims fought with the suspect over the gun and it discharged, striking both victims in the hand, Stubbs said.

Police arrested Khristian George, 19, and Diondre Handy, 19, both of whom reside at 1840 Arizona St., on three counts of armed robbery; one count of attempted armed robbery; one count of attempted first degree murder; three counts of simple robbery; possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance; possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen firearm.

Detectives also arrested Monica Marie George, 39, 1840 Arizona St., on counts of possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of a stolen firearm, Stubbs said.

All three suspects were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are possible, Stubbs said.