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Police say suspected bank robber arrested while trying to rob casino

Gregory Chisolm  (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Gregory Chisolm (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A New Orleans man suspected of robbing a bank in Baton Rouge was caught while trying to rob a casino in Lake Charles, according to investigators.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Gregory Chisolm, 51, was arrested Sunday by Louisiana State Police.

Detectives said he is being driven to Baton Rouge to face charges in connection with the robbery of a Chase Bank on Government Street on January 12.

He will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Police said a man walked into the bank and approached a teller window with a note demanding money. They added after the suspect was given money, he dropped a suspicious item into the teller window and ran out of the bank.

The suspicious item was deemed safe by the Baton Rouge Police Explosives Unit.

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