A Monroe (Louisiana) man is facing multiple charges, including armed robbery, after threatening a worker at Belk with a gun following a shoplifting attempt. According to an arrest report for James Jolivette, age 40, officers with the Monroe Police Department’s HEAT team were dispatched to the store after Jolivette told a Belk loss prevention worker he was carrying a weapon.
The loss prevention officer previously noticed Jolivette taking merchandise into the women’s fitting room where it was stuffed into bags. The suspect then attempted to leave the store with the items. When Jolivette saw the worker approach him near a set of doors, he reportedly told the worker “I have a gun…” The News Star