Gonzales PD says couple may have faked armed robbery

DNA evidence credited with arrest

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 5:43pm

Gonzales Police credit DNA testing with helping them close in on a couple they say set up a robbery last november.

Surveillance video shows a masked gunman rob and kidnap three employees from an area Mcdonald's at the Capital One on Burnside Avenue.

Police say the robber drove the victims to the Sunshine Bridge, then dropped them off and took the money they were trying to deposit.

Detectives never caught up with the man, but they did find the car.

They sent items from inside the vehicle to the state police crime testing lab.

Now a year later, DNA evidence suggests the whole thing was a set-up.