Baton Rouge police connected two of the men arrested in the Sunday robbery of the Papa John’s restaurant on Lee Drive to three other area robberies in the past week, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
Demarcus Mathews, 19, 38250 Kara Court, Gonzales, and Terrance Venson, 20, 10530 Florida Blvd. No. 460, Baton Rouge, were arrested with Jeremy Ford, 23, 347 S. 17th St., Baton Rouge, after they led police on a short chase following the robbery of the pizza restaurant.
Police were later able to connect Mathews to the Sugarbelle bakery and Real Deal robberies on Feb. 12, department spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., said. Mathews and Venson were also connected to the armed robbery of Metro PCS on Feb. 13.
In the Sugarbelle robbery, police have said a man walked into the bakery at 5151 Plank Road at about 11 a.m. with a handgun and demanded money.
He stole money from the cash register and fled on foot toward Hollywood Street.