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Man robs bank during severe weather wearing Mardi Gras mask

Sheriff's Deputies on the scene of a bank robbery in Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies on the scene of a bank robbery in Baton Rouge
Source: EBRSO Source: EBRSO
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was called to a bank robbery at the Whitney Bank in the 11000 block of Industriplex on Wednesday morning, just before Noon during severe weather.

According to reports, a man entered the bank wearing a blue long-sleeve button up shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes, a black and gold Mardi Gras mask, a black ball cap, gardening gloves and several bandanas covering his neck.

According to police, the man, armed with a handgun, jumped over the teller counter and demanded money. He verbally instructed other employees to a corner in the bank.

There were no patrons in the bank at the time. The robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

EBRSO units setup a perimeter in the area and K-9 police dogs are also attempting to track the suspect. There were no injuries in the robbery.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 389-5000 or contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 344-STOP.

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