A man now sits behind bars after he was linked to a series of armed robberies occurring at local restaurant chain in west Shreveport last month.
Corey Cooper 30, of Shreveport, was arrested back on December 2 around 5 a.m. after Shreveport Police officers received a call from citizens in the 4900 block of Durham Place, reporting seeing a prowler dressed in all dark clothing lurking from yard to yard looking into cars with a flashlight.
On officers' arrival, they observed a male subject, later identified as Corey Cooper, dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans walking out of a yard in the block.
Cooper was detained by patrol officers, who later found him to be in possession of a handgun which bore an obliterated serial number.
Cooper, who was also wanted on traffic charges in Bossier City, was arrested and booked into the Shreveport City Jail for illegal carrying of weapons, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and as a fugitive.
Information and evidence gathered during an ongoing robbery investigation was successful in linking Cooper to the armed robberies of the Subway restaurant located in the 3700 block of Greenwood Road back on November 3 and November 10 of this year.
During those robberies, the suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. During each robbery, the suspect fled the business after making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Authorities conducted interviews with Cooper, during which time Cooper was additionally charged with two counts of armed robbery.