FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: June 8, 2011
Parolee arrested for robbery after snatching child’s
Kenner - On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Blaine Pierce, 32, of 217
Sycamore Street, Hahnville, Louisiana was arrested for the
crimes of simple robbery and resisting arrest by flight, after
he snatched money from a purse inside a Wal-Mart in Kenner.
At 8:10 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Kenner
Police Sergeant Brian McGregor and Special Response Team Officer
Adam Schouest were outside the Wal-Mart located at
8912 Veterans Boulevard, in Kenner, when they observed Pierce run out the
retail doors pursued by a Wal-Mart manager.
Sergeant McGregor and Officer
Schouest began to pursue Pierce who ran into the Home Depot
parking lot and inside the store where he was captured and
It was then learned, that Pierce had
approached a mother (the victim) who was shopping inside the
store with her 3 year old child, purchasing presents utilizing
birthday money that the child received.
While the victim was shopping,
Pierce approached the victim snatching money and a debit card
from within the purse that the victim was holding.
The money and debit card taken from
the victim were recovered and returned.
At the time of Pierce’s arrest he was on
probation / parole for the crime of possession of marijuana and
Pierce has a lengthy criminal
history; having been convicted of the crimes of simple burglary,
possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and illegal
possession of stolen things.
Pierce was additionally arrested and
detained by the Department of Probation and Parole.
At the time of this press release,
Pierce has been transported to the
where he remains in custody. No bond has been set.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504)
Kenner Police Sergeant Brian McGregor and
Officer Brian Saucier are in charge of the investigation.