East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a Walker man who is accused of stealing a firearm and gold jewelry from the safe inside his girlfriend’s home in Pride, LA.
According to a report, detectives were called to investigate the thefts at a home on El Ranchitos Ave. Investigators learned that the homeowner suspected his step daughter’s boyfriend, Ryan A. Robinson, 30, of Walker, to be the person responsible.
He stated someone with the combination to his safe came into his home on or around September 3rd, 2019, opened the safe and removed his Springfield Model 1911-A1 45 Cal. handgun along with some gold rings. He also told detectives that Robinson and his stepdaughter have stolen from him before to support their narcotics habits. The report states that the victim’s stepdaughter does have the combination to his safe.
A database check of recently pawned items in East Baton Rouge showed that Robinson pawned a Central High School class ring on the same day the burglary occurred. The ring was from the class of 1982 and had the initials LDH on it. The victim told investigators that was his wife’s high school ring and was one of the rings missing from his safe.
Robinson was located and taken into custody. He was charged with Theft of a Firearm and Aggravated Burglary. He also had 3 active bench warrants at the time he was booked. Robinson was transported to EBR Parish Prison where he is currently being held in lieu of a $15,000 bond.
The report does not indicate whether or not the handgun was recovered.
Booking reports from EBR show Robinson was booked for Theft in February of 2016. In October of 2017, Robinson pleaded no contest to felony theft in Livingston Parish. In that case, he was sentenced to 5 years with the Department of Corrections. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for 5 years.