BREAKING: NP Police Searching for Armed and Dangerous Robbery Suspect
Thursday Feb. 14 10:30pm
The NPPD has not released any new information on this case. As promised, we will get you updated information as soon as it is available.
Wednesday Feb. 12 4:30pm
Sylvester LeBlanc is still on the run as of Wednesday afternoon. The Post will continue to update this story as soon as we receive new information. Check back often for the latest.
Tuesday Feb. 11 10:00pm
As of Tuesday evening at 9:45 pm, Sylvester LeBlanc remained at large. The North Platte Police Department is asking anyone with any information to contact them. According to scanner traffic earlier in the day, Officers investigated several potential sightings, but were unable to locate LeBlanc.
The North Platte Police Department is searching for a robbery suspect on the loose following a robbery late Monday night.
At around 10:30PM on Monday, Officers responded to Kings Trailer Park in the 2400 block of West 9th on the report of a robbery. Officers learned the suspects, Jeffery Denson, 21, and Sylvester LeBlanc III, 19, had just fled the scene in a dark blue Chrysler 300 with dealer plates. The victim, a 20-year-old female, alleged that Denson and LeBland were given permission to enter the trailer after asking to use the restroom. Upon entry, LeBlanc brandished a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The suspects then stole a small amount of cash and a cellular phone.
Officers were able to locate Denson and another male passenger driving the suspect vehicle near the 1200 block of East 4th. After conducting an investigation, Officers determined there was probable cause to arrest Denson for Robbery, Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony and Terroristic Threats. Denson was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
Authorities are still searching for Sylvester LeBlanc. LeBlanc is a black male and is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and gang tattoos on both arms. ”GD” on his right forearm and “74″ on his left arm. The firearm used in the alleged crime has not been recovered, therefore, LeBlanc should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police want to encourage the public to call the Department’s non-emergency number, (308) 535-6789, with any information on LeBlanc’s whereabouts. Citizens may also provide anonymous information through the Crime Stoppers website, www.lincolncountycrimestoppers.com or by calling (308) 534-8400 or toll-free at 800-933-TIPS. Do not try to apprehend the suspect.