Man robbed while riding his bicycle; one arrest made, three still at large

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:00pm

One arrest has been made and more are wanted for robbing a man riding a bicycle and sending him to the hospital due to injuries he sustained in the robbery.

On May 27 at around 11:00 p.m., a man was admitted to Terrebonne General Medical Center with severe injuries to his face.

Houma police found that the victim, a 26-year-old black male, was riding his bicycle in the area of Roselawn Street and Payne Street when several subjects in a white Chevrolet Caprice with damage to the driver’s side rear door confronted him.

The victim stated that occupants of the vehicle exited with weapons, confronted him, knocked him off his bicycle and began beating and kicking him. While the beating took place, they also went through the victim's pockets, stealing approximately $327 in cash.

The victim sustained fractures to his face, which will require immediate medical attention.

Detectives found that the owner of the car was Joey Wilson, 25, of Houma. They also found that Wilson and three other suspects were responsible for the armed robbery.

On May 28, Wilson was found and charged with Armed Robbery, Use of a Forearm and Aggravated Battery. He was transported to the jail to be booked on the aforementioned charges.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information on the other three suspects is encouraged to contact the Houma Police Department or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433, or


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