VIDEO: Woman accused of snatching wigs, robbing beauty store at gunpoint

Police arrest woman accused of robbing beauty supply store at gunpoint
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 12:13 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 6:03 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department marched a woman, who is accused of robbing a beauty supply store at gunpoint, to a jail cell on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Court documents state Janiya Wattley was wig shopping at a store on Plank Road and, instead of paying, she snatched a wig from the wall and stuffed it into a backpack.

Security cameras inside a beauty supply store recorded video of a suspect fire a gun in the air during an armed robbery.
Janiya Wattley
Janiya Wattley(East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

When workers tried to stop her, she allegedly pulled out a gun and fired a shot in the air.

“Even though an arrest has been made, this investigation remains ongoing,” said Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. with BRPD. “So, it’s something investigators will look into and try to get more information on those actions.”

Police noted a Crime Stoppers tip helped them find Wattley.

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