Minden Press-Herald

Apr 20th

Armed Robbery


Woman robbed at gunpoint in parking lot

A Minden woman can rest easier today, knowing Minden Police  caught the man who robbed her at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Richard Smith III, 19, of the 200 block of West Union, has been charged with armed robbery after holding a gun on a a woman and taking her purse in the parking lot of a local health care provider.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said the victim, who called in the robbery around 4 p.m., was instrumental in catching Smith by giving police a detailed description of his clothing and the direction he fled on foot.

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