St. Martinville Casino Robbed
St. Martinville's casino was robbed Sunday, August 6, by four people. Four people were arrested by the St. Martinville Police Department. Chief Naray Smith said they responded to Dee's Casino call at 12:45 a.m. on the corner of Theater and Port Streets.
An armed teenager walked in the casino and demanded money said a clerk. The clerk gave the teen robber $4,200 and some checks. Officer Anthony Gibson recognized the suspect based on the description by the casino's clerk said Smith. He said Gibson located the robber within an hour of the robbery taking place at Dee's Casino.
Smith said, "He remembered seeing a guy with the same clothes on earlier. When he patted him down, he had $900 in his pocket."
Two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were believed to a part of the robbery by Smith. One went inside the casino to perform the robbery and the other one was outside to serve as a lookout.
The handgun held by the robber turned out to be a toy, Smith reported. A little more than $2,000 in all was recovered by the police.
Mitchell Simon, 30, of St. Martinville, an employee of the casino was charged with armed robbery with two counts contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. According to the report, Simon helped to plan the robbery. Simon pretended to press the alarm during the casino robbery.
Lena Segura, 59, was charged as an accessory after the fact and for contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. Lena was a guardian of one of the juveniles.