On Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 1:49 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 300 block of Melius Drive in Reserve for the report of two men with guns that forced their way into a residence. Deputies spoke to the homeowner who told deputies that when he answered a knock at the door, two men with guns forced their way into
his house and ordered everyone there to hand over their money. The perpetrators fled from the residence in an unknown direction with cash taken from the houseguests. The homeowner had about 18 guests at the residence when the incident occurred. No one was injured.
Both of the perpetrators were dressed in all black clothing. One perpetrator was described as being approximately 5’ 8" tall with a stocky build. The other perpetrator was described as being approximately 6’ tall with a thin build, and his hair was in long dreadlocks that went halfway down his back.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.