Lake Charles man facing armed robbery charges

By Special to the American Press

A Lake Charles man wanted in connection with an armed robbery is in custody following a traffic stop, city police said.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Christian Vitalas Syas has been charged with armed robbery, armed robbery with a firearm, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $206,000.

Kraus said Syas was pulled over Monday while driving in the 2000 block of Evans Street.

Marijuana and with drug paraphernalia were found in Syas’ car.

Kraus said the other charges are connected to an armed robbery that was reported on Oct. 12 at Cypress Apartments in Lake Charles.