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Police: Man carrying hedge clippers tries to rob teen girl in laundry room

Kirkland Dunn (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Kirkland Dunn (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BAKER, LA (WAFB) -

Police said a man accused of trying to intimidate a teen girl with hedge clippers during an attempted robbery was taken into custody about an hour after the incident.

The Baker Police Department reported Kirkland Dunn, 24, of Baker, tried to rob a 14-year-old girl.

Investigators said it happened at the Chateau of Baker apartment complex on Singletary Drive around 3:30 p.m.

According to the probable cause report, the victim was alone washing clothes in the complex’s laundry room when she was attacked by a man "who was armed with lawn edge cutters."

The report stated the suspect demanded money and when she said she didn’t have any, he grabbed her by the collar, ripping her shirt and causing her to fall down.

It added the suspect then ran off.

Authorities said Dunn was found in the area around 4:30 p.m. They added the victim said she had seen him before and was able to describe him.

Dunn is charged with armed robbery and simple battery. Bond has not been set.

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