Police seeking identity of robber who stabbed victim
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — An afternoon robbery turned violent yesterday when a man stabbed the victim after demanding money.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. We’re told the victim was approached by a man who was walking a pit bill. The suspect demanded money, then pulled out a sharp weapon of some sort and slashed the 31 year old victim.
The victim walked to the nearby CATS terminal to get help. He lost a significant amount of blood, but is expected to survive the incident.
Officials say a suspect was detained and questioned, but was released because there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him with the crime.
Detectives say the suspect is described as a black male, 6’2” tall, and roughly 160 pounds.
If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).