Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Schriever man arrested in connection to an armed robbery which occurred on Christmas has been released and cleared in the investigation. Hakeam Drane (age 27) was released from jail on Friday, January 12. Detectives are still investigating the incident.
Just after 10 p.m. on Monday, December 25, deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery at a residence on Dupre Street in Bayou Blue. Through investigation at the scene, deputies learned a woman and two juveniles were at the residence when three black males wearing black beanie hats and black jackets entered the residence. At least one of the subjects was armed with a handgun. The three men searched the residence and stole two cell phones. The suspects then left the residence and fled the area on foot. Through investigation, detectives developed Drane as one of the suspects and he was identified by witnesses. A warrant was obtained, and Drane was arrested on January 3, 2018. He was charged with Armed Robbery in the incident.
Detectives questioned Drane about the incident, and he denied any involvement. He also gave the name of a person whom he was with at the time. Through further investigation, detectives learned Drane was at a store in Thibodaux at the time of the robbery and obtained video evidence. This eliminated Drane as a suspect in the case. Charges on Drane were subsequently dropped, and he was released from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Friday, January 12.
Detectives are continuing their investigation into this robbery. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.