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Two Suspects Named in Citizen's Bank Holdup


    Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 call from Citizen’s Bank in Pine Prairie. The caller advised the bank was being robbed at gunpoint by a white male wearing a mask and a baseball type hat. It was also learned that one shot had been fired inside the bank while the subject attempted to flee the scene on a motorcycle.

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Department immediately responded to the area in search of the assailant and began an investigation of the robbery. Information from Closed Circuit camera and eyewitnesses at the scene led investigators to the residence of Brian Keith Soileau and Anna Laurie Soileau, who were not home at the time. Shortly after putting an all points bulletin on Soileau’s vehicle, Sergent Shane Guillory with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office located Soileau and the vehicle at the Y Not Stop south of Pine Prairie and immediately called for additional units to respond to the area due to Soileau possibly being armed and dangerous. Both subjects were apprehended at the scene and the money stolen from the bank was recovered.

    Brian Keith Soileau gave a full confession to the armed robbery of Citizens Bank to investigators with the Sheriff’s Department, which also led to the recovery of the stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle and the stolen handgun, which was used in the robbery. Soileau admitted to breaking into a residence and stealing the keys to the motorcycle and the handgun. At this time, charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

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