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Bank Robberies in Louisiana (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-05

Duration: 00:06:35

Subjects: Crime | BANK ROBBERIES | Law Enforcement


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Pistey, Ed Interviewee
  • De Brueys, Warren Interviewee


This segment from the October 5, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on bank robberies in Louisiana. Johnson reports on two February 1984 bank robberies – one in Leesville that involved five men traveling in a helicopter and one in Jefferson Parish that left a bank employee with a slashed throat. This report touches on law enforcement’s concerns over the greater potential for violence during a bank robbery. He interviews FBI Special Agent Ed Pistey and Warren De Brueys of the Metro Crime Commission. Host: Beth Courtney