Police arrest suspect in armed robbery of Dollar General

Billie Washington (Source: EBRSO)
Billie Washington (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police have arrested the man suspected in the armed robbery the Dollar General store at 4017 Plank Road.

Police say 31-year-old Billie Washington of Zachary, LA was arrested and charged with armed robbery and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Capt. Don Stone with the Baton Rouge Police Department says the suspect was arrested on information received on a Crime Stoppers tip.

The robbery happened around 2 p.m. Monday.  Police say the suspect entered the business through the front doors and walked around posing as a customer. He then approached the counter with merchandise to check out.

According to reports, when he got to the cashier, he showed a handgun from his waistband and demanded money. He got an undisclosed amount of money from the register along with some merchandise. He then fled on foot.

The suspect was captured around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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