Another store robbed minutes before closing
BATON ROUGE - Deputies are investigating another holiday season heist at a business just before closing time.
Monday night, the Family Dollar on Old Hammond Highway near South Flannery was robbed. Deputies were dispatched around 9:30 p.m. The store closes at 10 p.m.
A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said a person went into the store and demanded money then fled. The thief was wearing all black and showed employees a weapon, the sheriff's office said.
The robbery comes days after a late-night heist at a coffee shop on Jefferson Highway. The business was hit as the store was closing Wednesday night, hours before Thanksgiving.
Investigators have not said the heists were connected.
Check back for updates.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Community says it's still seeking justice for Alton Sterling
American Airlines employee grounded after confrontation with passenger
Historic dorms in Tiger Stadium to be demolished
Second disaster hits family within a year, waiting on insurance
After WBRZ report, killer's parole rescinded