UPDATE: Sheriff captures robbery suspect near Perkins Rowe


POSTED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 7:22pm

UPDATE: The suspect apprehended is Ranell Joseph, 24, of Baton Rouge. He has been charged with Purse Snatching. We’re told several items were recovered and more charges are possible.

UPDATE: The Director of Security at Perkins Rowe tells NBC33's Brix Fowler that the suspect has been captured.

ORIGINAL STORY: The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently tracking a robbery suspect who fled the scene after being pulled over Sheriff's Deputies.

We’re told the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22. Details are limited at this time, but we’re told the suspect robbed the Shell Station at the corner of Perkins Road and Bluebonnet.

We're told the suspect stole a ladies purse off of Siegen and then ran into Perkins Rowe after being pulled over while turning into the Shell gas station on the corner of Bluebonnet and Perkins. A store clerk in Perkins Rowe tells NBC33's Brix Fowler a man in a uniform was pulled over by police. The clerk says she saw the man exit his truck and run across the street.

NBC33 News has a crew on the scene and will continue to update this story as it develops here and then will have a full report on NBC33 News at 5:00 p.m.

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