Bank robbery suspect captured

Robbery suspect Barry Paul Gilmore, 53, of Patterson, was captured at the Waffle House on La. 182 in Morgan City this morning, police said.
(St. Mary Parish Sheriff's office photo)

Nabbed at Waffle House this morning

Robbery suspect Barry Paul Gilmore, 53, of Patterson, was captured at the Waffle House on La. 182 in Morgan City this morning, police said.
Officers located Gilmore at 7:32 a.m. after the Morgan City Police Department received a tip that he was at the restaurant, Capt. James Blair, Morgan City police spokesman, said.
Gilmore was detained and turned over to St. Mary Parish Detectives. The investigation is ongoing. Blair said his department is in process of securing a warrant for attempted robbery for the incident at the Morgan City Federal Credit Union Tuesday.
Both agencies confirmed Gilmore had some cash in his possession when he was arrested. The amount that was stolen from the bank has not been disclosed, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Traci Landry.
Gilmore also had in his possession identification from Montana and Kentucky, Blair said. The truck he was driving had Idaho license plates, Blair said.
Detectives believe he has family in the area, Landry said.
She confirmed this morning that Gilmore has an extensive criminal record including burglary, theft and drug charges.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives Wednesday identified Gilmore as the man seen on video surveillance robbing M C Bank in Bayou Vista Tuesday, a news release stated.
Gilmore was wanted on a warrant for simple robbery in connection with the incident.
Gilmore was identified after Morgan City police received a tip that was turned over to the sheriff’s office, Blair said. Detectives there “corroborated physical evidence with information received from the public to be able to identify him,” Landry said.
Gilmore drives the 1990 Chevy pickup truck seen in the photos released Tuesday. It bears Idaho license plate 1A8F988, a press release issued Wednesday stated.
At 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call of a robbery that took place at M C Bank on Southeast Boulevard in Bayou Vista.
Gilmore’s pickup truck was seen at the Morgan City Federal Credit Union on Victor II Boulevard a few minutes after the Bayou Vista robbery. Employees at the credit union in Morgan City reported a suspicious person who was unable to gain access to the secured credit union building and left the vicinity.
“We did get a lot of tips, a lot of information. We thank the public for that. In this particular case, it enabled us to solve it quickly,” Landry said.

By JEAN L. McCORKLE jmccorkle@daily-review.com

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