Last night, the Shop Rite on the corner of McNeese and Lake streets in Lake Charles was the victim of an Armed Robbery.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the call and now have made two arrests in the crime.

Here is the latest info from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On November 27, around 9:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Shop Rite store on the corner of Lake and McNeese St. in reference to an armed robbery.

 

According to CPSO Press Officer Kim Myers, when deputies arrived, they spoke with the store clerk who advised two men, later identified as William B. Rainer, 20, 4404 Canal Street, Apt. # 234, and Kevin W. Bill, Jr., 20, 2148 11th Street, both of Lake Charles, entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded money.  After stealing an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise, Rainer and Bill fled from the store.

With the assistance of a Lake Charles Police Department detective and his K-9, the scents of Rainer and Bill were tracked to Rainer’s apartment on Canal Street, where currency was observed on the ground outside of the apartment.

 

Due to the nature of the crime, CPSO Command Center was utilized at the apartment complex, and members of the CPSO ACT-Team removed nearby apartment tenants as a precautionary measure.

CPSO arrested Rainer inside his apartment without incident and Bill surrendered at the intersection of Rhodes and Elaine Streets.

During a search of Rainer’s apartment, detectives recovered the stolen cash and store merchandise.  Both were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with armed robbery; and armed robbery with a firearm.  Bill is also charged with obstruction of justice.

Judge Ron Ware set Rainer’s bond at $85,000; and set Bill’s at $95,000.

CPSO Detective Andree Daugereaux is the lead investigator and was assisted by Detective Kerrick Gabrial.

They are two other armed robberies that occurred this weekend in Lake Charles.  Authorities need your help with those two as well.

First:

On Saturday, 11.26.11, at approximately 10:18 PM, Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department responded to an armed robbery call in the 2600 block of Moeling Street at the Richmond Suites hotel.

During the course of this investigation, it was discovered that an unknown B/M with a dark complexion, wearing dark colored coveralls, a dark colored sweat jacket, and a light colored bandana pulled over his face, entered into the hotel lobby, armed with a weapon.

Detective John Loftin is the lead investigator.

Should anyone have any information about this offense, please contact the LCPD at 337.491.1311.

Source: LCPD

Second:

On Saturday, 11.26.11, at approximately 5:21 PM, Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at 4080 Nelson Road, the business of Pink and Blue.

During the course of this investigation, it was discovered that an unknown W/M, approximately 18-25 years old, blonde hair and blue eyes, entered into the store wearing tan army fatigue pants and a black sweater, armed with a weapon.

The unknown suspect demanded money of the store clerk and departed the scene on foot, in an unknown direction, with an undetermined amount of money.

Cpl. Brenda Desormeaux was the lead investigating Officer.

Should anyone have any information about this offense, please contact the LCPD at 337.491.1311.

Source LCPD

Or if you would like to stay anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222 if you have any information on the other two crimes.