Social Media and public tips tracked down robber and accomplice

On Thursday, July 27, 2017 just before 12:30 p.m. a lone B/M walked into the lobby of Regions Bank located at 508 N Airline Highway in Gonzales. The B/M then approached a lone teller working the teller line and presented her with a note demanding all of the cash from her drawer. The cashier gave the robber a non- disclosed amount of cash and the b/m then exited the bank on foot. Officers in close proximity responding to the robbery call witnessed no one fitting the description given walking in the area of the bank.

Gonzales Detectives, assisted by the FBI, received numerous phone calls into Crime Stoppers after the Thursday news press release. The name of Floyd Hose Jr, 32, listed address of 1925 W Worthey Road, Gonzales, La. was developed from the tips. As a result of additional investigational measures an arrest warrant was secured for Floyd Hose Jr for First degree robbery relative to the robbery of Regions Bank on Thursday.

Floyd Hose Jr was located and apprehended with the assistance of the US Marshals at a Marriott property in Lake Charles, La. At the time of the arrest Hose Jr was accompanied by a female identified as Katrina Griffin, 27, listed address of 405 Anderson Road, Oakdale, La.

As a result of numerous social media post and the activities of Katrina Griffin over the weekend with Hose Jr; Griffin was also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of First Degree Robbery. Custody of both Griffin and Hose Jr was secured by Gonzales Detectives on Sunday and both parties were transported to Ascension Parish Prison and booked on the above listed charges and released into the custody of Jailers awaiting bond consideration.

“This case is resolved as a result of the collaborative effort agencies such as the US Marshals, FBI, and Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers put forth working with Gonzales Detectives. I would also like to thank the general public because without their willingness to come forward and provide information this case would have taken a lot longer to resolve.”

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