BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One person suffered minor injuries during an armed robbery at the Dollar Tree in the 7100 block on Florida Blvd.
Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, an armed robbery occurred at the Dollar Tree in the 7100 block of Florida Blvd. Officials say as the cashier was completing a sale for another customer, the suspect went behind the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the register.
Then, the cashier and the suspect struggled, which resulted in the cashier being cut by the knife the suspect was holding. Officials say the suspect then tried to flee the store when a witness outside the store confronted the suspect and tried to stop him from leaving. BRPD officials say the suspect tried to stab the witness, but was unsuccessful. Officials say the suspect then took the witness' vehicle, which was later found abandoned.
The suspect is described as a black male with a beard and gray in his hair in his late 30s to early 40s, 5' 9" tall, weighing approximately 220 lbs. Officials say he was wearing blue jeans and a black and white jersey with "00" on the back. The vehicle he reportedly took is described as a 2017 black Nissan Altima with a Louisiana tag. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.