BRPD: Tip led to bank robbery arrest
BATON ROUGE - Police said a tip received late Thursday night led them to a man suspected of robbing a Baton Rouge bank that same day.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said investigators arrested Luther Smith, 56, on suspicion of armed robbery.
McKneely said the tip helped officers identify Smith as the man seen in surveillance photos taken from the Capital One Bank Thursday morning. Police said Smith came into the bank through a back public entrance and gave the teller a note, then lifted his shirt and showed her he had a gun in his waistband. After the teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money, police said Smith fled the scene on foot.
Officers said they found Smith walking in the 900 block of South Acadian around 11 p.m. Thursday, and arrested him without incident. He was booked into the parish prison.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Eight-year-old boy makes $20K donation to first responders fund
Overtime in the millions following violent protests in Baton Rouge
City employee accused of stealing $15,000 from parking meters
#25onthe25th declared a success
Dallas Police Officer returns to Baton Rouge for officer's funeral