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Suspect wanted in bingo hall robbery & kidnapping

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are seeking a suspect in an October armed robbery and kidnapping at a bingo hall.   It happened October 15th at Bayou Bingo Plus on 32nd street.   Police say an armed suspect made it inside the closed business where one employee was still on the job.

The suspect stole money from the employee and tried to gain access to an ATM machine.   When that didn't happen, the suspect forced the employee to drive him a short distance.   Police say the suspect forced the employee out of the car and drove off.  The vehicle was later found abandoned.

Police say evidence and blood samples found at the scene and in the vehicle are a match to Monquarius "Mon" Duane Thomas.   A warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Thomas on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and motor vehicle theft.

Thomas is 6'1" tall and weighs 160 pounds.   Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

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