Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Nicholas Meyer (W/M, 25, 1418 Oakley Street Unit 2 in Thibodaux, LA) for Armed Robbery, Attempted Simple Burglary, and two (2) counts of Simple Battery.
Around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 9th, store clerks began to arrive at their place of employment in the 1500 Block of Ridgefield Road to open for the day. When one of the store clerks opened the door to allow the second one to enter, a white male wearing a mask blocked the door from being closed with a hammer. The white male suspect then punched one clerk knocking the victim to the ground. The white male suspect then swung the hammer at the second clerk but misses and hits his wrist on the victim’s arm, dropping the hammer in a trash can near the victim. The white male suspect then punches the second victim, knocking that victim to the ground as well.
The suspect then kicked an inside door open and grabbed a money bag from the room. When one of the victims got up from the ground, the white male suspect threw a liquor bottle at the victim. Thankfully he missed the victim. The white male suspect then fled the store. When Police arrived, a K9 track led Police to the rear of 1418 Oakley Street.
Upon further investigation, Police discovered that a recently hired employee of the store, Nicholas Meyer, lives at that address. When Police went to speak to Meyer, they discovered that he had recently checked himself into the hospital for a possible heart-attack. Police spoke to Nicholas Meyer at the hospital, and he denied having any involvement.
Detectives conducted a search warrant at the home of Nicholas Meyer, and recovered the money bag and also discovered over $6,500 nearby as well as clothing matching the description of the suspect that had been stuffed in a white trash bag.
After being released from the hospital, Detectives spoke to Meyer again, only this time he confessed. Police learned that for several hours prior to the armed robbery, Meyer had been attempting to break into the rear of the store to no avail.
Nicholas Meyer was arrested and transported to Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $265,000 bond.