FBI New Orleans
Craig C. Betbeze
(504) 816-3274
August 23, 2017

Arrest Made in White Castle Bank Robbery

On August 18, 2017, a bank in White Castle was robbed at gun point. The Iberville Parish Sheriffs Office began an investigation and obtained a description of a vehicle that was seen fleeing the bank.

An intense investigation, which included video surveillance from multiple sources, witness interviews, researching records from the Department of Motor Vehicles and auto dealerships led detectives to Robert Ledet, Jr. as a suspect.

A warrant was secured by Iberville Parish Sheriffs Office for Ledet’s arrest for one count of armed robbery.

On August 22, 2017, Robert Ledet was taken into custody by the Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office without incident.

Our detectives worked tirelessly on this case, they chased every lead. I am proud of their hard work and dedication not only to this case, but to the citizens of this parish.

I would like to thank the FBI, Louisiana State Police, the Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs Office, the St. Francisville Police Department, and the White Castle Police Department for their help in this case.

This is an ongoing investigation. Ledet may be involved in bank robberies in other parishes.