Chelsea Gaudin / Eyewitness News
GRETNA, La. – A man who robbed a Shell Station at gunpoint was arrested after deputies matched the license plate from the crime scene to a car he was borrowing, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Around 6:30 a.m. on September 27, Aaron Martin entered the gas station at 455 Behrman Highway with a semi-automatic pistol and demanded the cashier to hand over the money in the register.
After handing over the money, the cashier ran from the business and Martin followed behind her and entered a Jeep.
Deputies were able to match the license plate number to a Gretna woman who said she had loaned the car to her sister.
Investigators established a surveillance on the vehicle and watched the woman’s sister enter the vehicle at a nearby apartment complex and drive away.
Deputies stopped the sister and asked her if she knew about the vehicle’s involvement in an armed robbery. She said the car was on loan from the woman and she wasn’t sure if her live-in boyfriend, Martin, had used it, according to JPSO.
Martin was then arrested at a nearby store and eventually admitted to committing the armed robbery, although he denied it at first.
He was booked with an armed robbery charge and intimidating a witness charge.