BR 17 year old indicted in string of armed robberies

A 17-year-old man accused of participating in a string of armed robberies during the summer was indicted Wednesday on armed robbery charges by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.

Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Tyquoan Carter, 6875 Harry Drive, Apt. 72, Baton Rouge, was indicted for three counts of armed robbery.

The charges stem from his alleged participation in the robberies of a Circle K convenience store on Aug. 28, a Dollar General store on Sept. 16 and Brother’s Food Mart on Sept. 25, arrest documents show.

In each robbery, Carter is accused of walking in with at least one other accomplice, armed with a handgun, and demanding money, according to the affidavits of probable cause for each robbery.

Carter told police he committed the robberies to help his mother pay some bills but did not realize the consequences of what he did, the affidavits say.

Moore said he expects to file charges against four other people in the string of at least 15 robberies.

Moore said Carter had to be indicted by a grand jury because he was a minor when one of the robberies occurred.