Detectives need help identifying suspect who tried to rob man in parking lot

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a man who attempted to rob another man in the parking lot of Nesser Gardens Apartments, 10446 Jefferson Highway, in Baton Rouge.

It happened early Tuesday morning.

Officials say the victim was walking from his vehicle when he was approached by a black male. The man pointed something at him, possibly a gun, and told him to 'give it up." The victim ran away.

The suspect is described as 17 to 22 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 130 to 150 pounds with a thin build and dreadlocks. He was wearing a black shirt with white writing, khaki shorts, and dark shoes.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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