BRPD arrests man accused of using metal pipe in armed robbery
BATON ROUGE - Detectives have arrested a man accused of arming himself with a metal pipe and attempting to rob a Florida Blvd dollar store.
44-year-old Malcolm Moore, of Baton Rouge, was booked into the parish prison on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery a week ago.
Police said Moore entered the Family Dollar in the 12000 block of Florida Blvd on Aug. 4, grabbed a Coca-Cola from a cooler and headed to the front counter to check out. At the counter, he demanded all of the cash in the register, but the employee refused.
When the victim didn't hand over the cash, police say Moore pulled out a metal pipe and hit the victim on the head with it. He demanded the cash again, but this time the still reeling employee hit an alarm button. The man then grabbed the Coke and fled the scene on foot without the money he was after.
Video surveillance of the incident was released to the media following the armed robbery, and detectives received a tip indicating the man behind the robbery was Malcolm Moore. Moore already had a criminal history which included previous robberies.
Baton Rouge Police detectives created a six person photo line-up that included Moore, and the victim was quickly able to identify him as the man who hit him with the pipe.
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