A Lake Charles, La., man and an Iowa, La., man are behind bars after the armed robbery of a Nelson Road convenience store on Wednesday morning, January 16.

According to a media release, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was called out to the 6700 block of Nelson Rd. in Lake Charles this morning at about 6 am after a man reportedly "went into the store with a weapon and demanded the clerk give him money from the cash register". The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store, said CPSO spokesperson Kim Myers.

The suspect, Wyatt J. Guillory, 18, of Lake Charles, reportedly entered the store brandishing a shotgun, with a second man, Zachary C. Hebert, 17, of Iowa, who is said to have help plan the robbery. Hebert is said to have then driven Guillory to the store and provided Guillory with the shotgun. The men divided the stolen money after the robbery.

Guillory and Hebert were arrested at their homes and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with armed robbery; and armed robbery with a firearm. Each of their bonds is set at $425,000.

A portion of the stolen money and a firearm that may have been used during the robbery have also been recovered.

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