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Man pistol-whipped in parking lot of Super 8 Motel during robbery attempt

Two men are wanted for allegedly pistol-whipping a man in a robbery attempt (Source: EBRSO) Two men are wanted for allegedly pistol-whipping a man in a robbery attempt (Source: EBRSO)
Two men are wanted for allegedly pistol-whipping a man in a robbery attempt (Source: EBRSO) Two men are wanted for allegedly pistol-whipping a man in a robbery attempt (Source: EBRSO)
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is currently seeking two men believed to have pistol-whipped a victim outside of a Super 8 Motel.

Officials say the incident happened on May 21. The victim was reportedly approached by two black males, who asked if he wanted to buy drugs. The victim reportedly declined, then was asked to lend the two men $20, which he also declined.

At that point, one of the two men reportedly pulled a semi-automatic pistol from his waistband. The victim then tried to run away up the stairs to a friend's room. Just before reaching the room, the victim can be seen on surveillance footage being tripped by one of the men, who then hits him over the head multiple times with the pistol.

One of the men can be seen trying to reach into the victim's pockets, but doesn't find anything of value. The two men and the victim then flee in opposite directions.

Anyone with information on the two men should call EBRSO's Armed Robbery Division at 225-389-5000.

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