The Lake Charles Police Department was dispatched to the AT&T store located at 419 West Prien Lake Road, in reference to an armed robbery early Wednesday morning at about 9:44 a.m., October 18, 2017.

Two armed white males entered the store, and forced the customers and employees into a breakroom at gunpoint. After demanding money and cell phones from the store's employees, they left and, due to their "suspicious manner" of driving, a witness driving on the interstate took notice and called 911 to notify police. The suspects were stopped by the Louisiana State Police, where officers were able to retrieve the stolen cell phones and money, as well as the guns used during the robbery.

Timothy Owens of Spring, TX, and Noel Resendez of Houston, TX were arrested and charged with armed robbery and armed robbery with a firearm, with no bond set.

Photo Courtesy of the Calcasieu Correctional Center