POSTED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 5:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of the 1st Choice Home Furnishings on Airline Highway that occurred around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
As the store manager was counting down the cash register, a man armed with a handgun entered the business through the main entrance.
The suspect approached the manager and pointed a gun at him. He demanded that the manager back away from the register.
The suspect then grabbed cash from the register and left the building.
A second suspect was waiting outside as a lookout.
The suspect who entered the building was described as a black male approximately six feet tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask, tan cargo pants, and white tennis shoes.
The second suspect was described as being shorter than the first suspect and wearing a dark colored pullover.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects should contact the Armed Robbery Office at 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.