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Indy woman sought in simple robbery case in Hammond

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 | Views: 2472

Indy woman sought in simple robbery case in Hammond
From Hammond Police:
February 19, 2018, City of Hammond, LA – On January 31, 2018, the Hammond Police Department began investigating a Simple Robbery that occurred at the intersection of George Perkins Drive and Carolina Street.

The victim told HPD officers that she received a message on Snapchat asking if she wanted to purchase a cell phone. She agreed to a price of $275 and set up a meeting at the Walmart parking lot, located at 2799 West Thomas Street, to purchase the phone. The victim and a witness arrived at the location at approximately 10:15 pm where they saw the seller sitting in the front passenger seat of a newer model red Ford Focus, with a white female driver and a black male in the rear seat. The seller said that they forgot the phone and asked if the victim could follow them to his house to make the exchange.

The victim and witness then followed the seller and unknown passengers to a house on the corner of George Perkins Drive and Carolina Street. The black male exited the vehicle, went through a wooden fence opening, and returned a short while afterwards. He asked for the money before he would give them the phone. The witness pulled out the money, which the black male grabbed, before getting back into the red Ford Focus that sped away.

The victim was able to provide a contact number she was given, but she was unsure to whom it belonged. Detectives found the phone number belonged to Shilah Marie Baglio of Independence who also has a registered 2014 red Ford Focus.

On Monday, February 12, 2018, the victim and witness came to Hammond Police Department to view a photo lineup. Both picked Baglio from the photo lineup. An arrest warrant has been issued for Shilah Baglio for 1 count of Simple Robbery.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Baglio or has additional information about this incident and the other people involved, please contact Detective Corey Morse at 985-277-5758 or morse_cm@hammond.org with the Hammond Police Department Criminal Investigations Division or call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245 (JAIL). Be a part of the solution, and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

The Hammond Police Department would like to remind you of the Safe Zone Internet Exchange, located at 120 South Oak Street. It is a public space with good lighting and cameras where people can feel safe to meet someone to purchase or exchange items. The Safe Zone is located at the front of the Hammond Police Department.