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Burger King on Perkins Road robbed by former employee

Kaytricia Harris (Source: BRPD) Kaytricia Harris (Source: BRPD)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A woman was arrested Saturday morning after she allegedly robbed her old job.

Baton Rouge police say just before 8 a.m. Saturday, a woman entered the Burger King on Perkins Road with a black bandana covering the lower half of her face and armed with a black handgun.

Police say the woman went behind the counter and demanded money from one of the employees. When they all of the employees fled the business, the woman went to the register and rang up an order for herself to make the money drawer open. Employees say this is a specific skill that only Burger King employees know.

Reports from the Baton Rouge Police Department say she then took exactly $138 from the drawer and fled the store. She was later picked up on Essen Lane by a Burgundy 2004 Saturn Ion driven by an unknown male accomplice.

At 10:40 a.m. police located the vehicle in the 4100 block of Beech Street. There they found a woman matching the description of the robber. Police searched the car and found the money stolen from Burger King.

The woman was later identified as 27-year-old Kaytricia Harris. 

Harris worked at the Burger King on Perkins Road until December 2014 and is currently employed at a Burger King in Port Allen, according to police.

Police say this is why she had knowledge of day-to-day operations of the business and was aware of how to operate the register.

Harris was arrested and taken to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where she was charged with armed robbery.

She is currently being held on $100,000 bond.

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