Police investigate Choctaw Dr. dollar store theft
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an aggravated assault and theft that happened at a Choctaw Drive dollar store on Monday night.
According to Baton Rouge police, a man entered the business at 3939 Choctaw Drive shortly after 9:40 p.m. and began to take merchandise from the shelves.
When an employee approached the suspect, the man pulled a screwdriver from his back pocket and threatened the employee with it as he backed out of the store.
The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of merchandise. No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.
Police said the accused man weighs about 160 lbs and is 6'0" tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt, gray sweat pants, and black and white shoes at the time of the crime.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is urged to contact the BRPD Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845.