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  • Workers' hands taped during BR eatery robbery

    July 13, 2016 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three employees were inside an area restaurant when robbers tied them up and stole the store's cash, WBRZ has learned. The heist happened Monday night before midnight at the Olive Garden on Siegen Lane. Authorities said the workers' hands were taped by the crooks. Little... more »
  • Man stealing tips from restaurant caught on security camera

    June 30, 2016 8:03 PM

    GONZALES - Restaurant owners are searching for answers after security video caught a man stealing a tip jar. The video shows a man taking the jar from a window at the Jambalaya Shoppe off of Airline Highway. The man then walked away from the window and left in a... more »
  • Man arrested for armed robbery is habitual offender

    June 20, 2016 9:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Investigative Unit has learned a man arrested Monday for an armed robbery that occurred in May should have been in prison. Police arrested Roland King, Jr. and charged him in the armed robbery of the Chevron Station on Highland Road in Old South Baton Rouge... more »
  • Man attempts to rob car wash with potato chip bag

    May 15, 2016 2:55 PM

    ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Authorities say a man tried to rob a car wash in Northern California with an empty potato chip bag and an alleged handgun. Rohnert Park's Department of Public Safety says in a statement that the man entered KaCees World of Water car wash Friday night and... more »
  • Robbery suspect arrested after 8.5 hour standoff Play Video

    May 10, 2016 5:41 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - News 2 has learned new details about the criminal history of a robbery suspect who was taken into custody after 8.5 hour standoff with deputies in Ascension Parish. #BREAKING After 8.5 hour standoff, Matthew Morris is in custody. @AscensionSherif deputies entered the house and arrested him.... more »
  • Police say parking lot shooting happened during Craigslist deal

    May 5, 2016 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A victim turned the tables on robbers Thursday when he shot at them as a Craigslist sale turned violent, police said. New information was released by Baton Rouge Police Friday morning. WBRZ was first to report about the altercation Thursday evening. Investigators said a man scheduled... more »
  • Deputies looking for man who robbed Burbank CVS

    May 1, 2016 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are looking for a man who they say robbed a CVS on Burbank Drive Sunday night. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the store around 6:30 p.m., pulled out a knife and demanded money from a clerk. Deputies say... more »
  • Man and woman wanted for robbery on Tracy Avenue

    March 31, 2016 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a man and woman involved in a robbery that occurred in the 9000 block of Tracy Avenue. According to detectives, the incident occurred on Mar. 20 when a victim was beaten and robbed of his belongings by an unknown... more »
  • EBRSO looking for suspect in Subway robbery

    March 29, 2016 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a suspect responsible for robbing a Subway in the 5800 block of Sherwood Forest Blvd. on Mar. 25. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. when a white male suspect entered the Subway demanding the employees to open the... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, is wanted on 1st degree murder charges. He's accused of shooting Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800 block Evangeline near Plank Rd. The victim's... more »
  • Armed robbery suspect arrested after being identified by his mom

    March 21, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man arrested for an armed robbery at a Circle K in Baton Rouge earlier this month was busted after being identified by his own mother. Tevin Gunter, 24, is charged with armed robbery. Investigators released surveillance video from the incident at a Circle K... more »
  • Man arrested in LSU Student Union robbery Play Video

    March 18, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say suspect, Brice Poole, is in custody for a robbery outside the LSU Student Union Friday morning. Police say a middle aged black man wearing a Star Wars t-shirt and yellow Crocs approached a student and said he had a gun and demanded money.... more »
  • Man charged in connection with deadly 2014 shooting on Citadel Drive

    March 10, 2016 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused in a deadly shooting and killing that happened on Citadel Drive in December of 2014. 21-year-old Christopher Thornton, who was already in jail for an unrelated incident prior to his arrest, now faces charges of first-degree murder and... more »
  • Man wounded in shooting in movie theater's parking lot

    February 27, 2016 4:40 PM

    HARVEY - Investigators believe a robbery led to a shooting in the parking lot outside a Jefferson Parish movie theater. WWL-TV reports that one man was wounded in Friday evening's shooting outside the AMC Westbank Palace 16 theater in Harvey. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the shooting victim was... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspect in Bluebonnet Blvd. bank robbery in custody

    February 18, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Capital One Bank on Bluebonnet Boulevard back in November. 29-year-old Timothy Pugh was located by EBRSO detectives in Zachary and taken into custody without incident. Deputies believe he is the man that walked into the bank... more »
  • Mississippi police officer shot in head

    February 14, 2016 12:22 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer was shot while investigating a robbery. Mayor Bill Luckett says Officer Derrick Couch was found on the street outside a convenience store that had been robbed late Saturday by two masked men. The report said the officer was hospitalized after... more »
  • New Orleans police: Man shot inside McDonald's

    January 27, 2016 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 31-year-old man was shot several times during a possible robbery attempt inside the restroom of a McDonald's restaurant. Police say the shooting took place shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday in a McDonald's in eastern New Orleans next to Interstate 10. The victim... more »
  • Man sought in Tigerland store robbery

    January 25, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying a man who officers said stole cash and merchandise from a Tigerland market. Detectives said the night of Jan. 20 the man went into the Akasha Market on Bob Petit posing as a customer, and took an item up... more »
  • Suspect in BR bank robbery arrested after failed casino robbery attempt

    January 21, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man wanted in connected with a robbery of the Chase Bank on Government Street earlier this month. According to Louisiana State Police, 51-year-old Gregory Chisolm, of New Orleans, was arrested Sunday after he tried to rob a casino in Lake Charles. ... more »
  • Man accused of robbing yogurt store

    January 13, 2016 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police arrested a Denham Springs man this week in connection with the robbery of a frozen yogurt shop in the city. Police said 31-year-old Andrew Mayeux faces robbery charges in Denham Springs and possibly other charges from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Menchie's in Denham... more »
  • Police: man stole cash, ice cream from shop Tuesday night

    January 12, 2016 10:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are investigating a bizarre robbery of an ice cream parlor Tuesday evening. A man went to the Menchie's where he fixed himself a dessert and then threatened an employee when they charged him for the ice cream. He was able to steal cash and his... more »
  • Photo released of bank robbery suspect

    January 11, 2016 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a photo of the man who detectives said robbed a Baton Rouge bank Monday and left behind a suspicious device. Baton Rouge Police said the man went into the Chase Bank at 3012 Government Street around 9:40 a.m. and went to a teller's window,... more »
  • Deputies searching for man who robbed Jefferson Hwy. gas station

    January 8, 2016 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are seeking the public’s help to find a man who robbed a Cracker Barrel on Jefferson Highway early Thursday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the Cracker Barrel at 15421 Jefferson Highway around 2 a.m. Thursday brandishing a pistol... more »
  • Vermont Grinch takes food, walkers from adult community

    December 25, 2015 10:52 AM

    PITTSFORD, Vermont - Residents of an adult living community in Vermont awoke Christmas morning to find that a Grinch-y thief or thieves had stolen food, gifts and walkers overnight. Vermont State Police say the National Church Residences Village Manor in Pittsford was hit sometime Thursday by a thief or thieves... more »
  • Deputies arrest man believed to be behind Albany dollar store robbery

    December 23, 2015 2:42 PM

    ALBANY - Sheriff’s deputies in Livingston Parish say they’ve arrested a man accused of robbing a dollar store in Albany on Monday night. 23-year-old Anthony Jackson, an Albany resident, was arrested Tuesday at a North Café Lane Road residence and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on three... more »
  • Three accused of stealing dirt bikes at gunpoint

    December 11, 2015 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused three teens of stealing dirt bikes at gunpoint from people riding them at a BREC park this past summer. Baton Rouge Police arrested Kendale Cryer and Decory Andrews this week on charges stemming from the June 11 theft. Police previously arrested Timotheus Bowie on... more »
  • Baker man accused of rape, trying to rob two women

    December 10, 2015 12:12 PM

    BAKER – Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused a man of raping a woman at gunpoint and trying to rob a second woman at an abandoned home in Baker. Deputies charged 22-year-old Willie Hill III Wednesday with aggravated rape, aggravated second degree battery, attempted armed robbery and false... more »
  • EBRSO looking for Subway robber

    December 10, 2015 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are asking for help finding a robber in Baton Rouge. Sheriff's detectives say a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun robbed the Subway on Airline Highway Wednesday around 10 p.m. The man fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with information on this robbery... more »
  • Deputies investigate sandwich shop robbery

    December 7, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man in a bandanna robbed a restaurant Monday night, sheriff's deputies said. The Jimmy John's on Coursey between Airline Highway and Sherwood Forest was hit around 8:30 p.m. The heist came about 90 minutes before the restaurant was scheduled to close - the third such... more »
  • Another store robbed minutes before closing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 11:08 PM

    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... more »
  • Robber threatens to kill worker, handcuffs woman in heist

    November 25, 2015 12:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Police are searching for men who may be connected to two business robberies. At one, an unidentified man threatened to kill an employee. The department shared surveillance video of the most violent altercation on its Facebook Tuesday. The robberies happened in October. "Do you want to... more »
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    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

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  • School no longer on lockdown after reports of nearby bank robbery Play Video

    November 17, 2015 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators said a private school was locked down Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to reports of an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge bank. Sheriff's deputies said a bank robbery was reported just before 11 a.m. at the Capitol One Bank on Bluebonnet across from... more »
  • BRPD looking for man in attempted robbery

    October 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man who tried to rob a woman with a knife and take her purse Friday night. Police said it happened in the parking lot of the Embassy Suite hotel on Constitution Avenue. Police were called out around 11:30 pm. ... more »
  • New arrest made in pizza delivery shooting

    October 16, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a second suspect this week accused in a robbery and shooting involving a pizza delivery driver. Baton Rouge Police booked 17-year-old Kendell Allen into the parish jail overnight on charges of attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery. The shooting and robbery happened on... more »
  • 'Armed, dangerous' suspects named in pizza robbery

    October 15, 2015 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the names of two people wanted in connection with the armed robbery and shooting of a pizza delivery driver recently in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said 17-year-old Charlie Ivery and 17-year-old Kendell Allen are wanted for attempted first degree murder and armed robbery.... more »
  • Teen arrested in pizza delivery shooting

    October 9, 2015 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 15-year-old boy has been arrested for their involvement in the robbery and shooting of a pizza delivery driver earlier this month. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said tips called in by concerned citizens led to the teen's arrest. BRPD said on Oct. 1 the... more »
  • Armed man sought for gas station robbery

    October 5, 2015 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for the public's help identifying an armed man who robbed a gas station worker Monday morning. Cpl. Don Coppola said the man robbed the Circle K on Brightside Drive around 6 a.m., demanding money from the employee after showing them a gun. Police... more »
  • Heartburn in New Orleans: Brazen robbers hit posh eateries

    September 29, 2015 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest headache for the beleaguered New Orleans police: late night robberies where gunmen burst into tony establishments in normally quiet areas, making off with the night's take and the patrons' wallets. It's happened at two restaurants in recent weeks and at an upscale bar on Monday... more »
  • EBRSO makes arrest in Bayou Fountain murder

    September 18, 2015 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused a Baton Rouge man of being an accomplice to the man who shot and killed someone on Bayou Fountain this past summer. Deputies arrested 19-year-old Cesar Guerrero with being principal to first degree murder in the July 23 shooting. EBRSO said on... more »
  • 13-year-old arrested for armed robbery

    August 23, 2015 7:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 13-year-old was arrested four minutes after allegedly grabbing cash from a man's hand and pointing a realistic BB pistol at him. A news release says the 53-year-old victim told investigators a boy on a bicycle snatched $30 about 11:20 a.m. Sunday in eastern New... more »
  • Restaurant worker talks about being held up Play Video

    August 21, 2015 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Baton Rouge Subway early Friday morning. Detectives said an armed man walked into the Subway at 127 State Street around 7:30 a.m. and demanded money. After grabbing the cash police said the man also stole an employee's vehicle,... more »
  • Two arrested, three wanted in jewelry store heist

    August 12, 2015 2:01 PM

    GONZALES – Police arrested two men and said three other suspects are at large Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of a Gonzales jewelry store last month. Louisiana State Police arrested one suspect, 21-year-old Jacquendes Octave of Harvey, early Wednesday morning. Authorities in Georgia also arrested Casey Johnson,... more »
  • Baton Rouge man robs Mississippi bank

    July 19, 2015 4:56 PM

    GLOSTER, Ms. - Police say a man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is accused of robbing a bank about 50 miles north in Gloster, Mississippi. Amite County Sheriff says 47-year-old Roger Dale White Jr. was caught with the cash less than three hours after the robbery Friday. The sheriff's office says... more »
  • Machete-wielding man stabs store clerk over case of beer

    July 17, 2015 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A convenience store clerk was slashed with a machete by a man who tried to buy beer early Thursday, according to New Orleans Police. 48-year-old Willie Carruth was arrested a short time later, machete still in on his person and was taken into custody after what... more »
  • Brazen intruders hit jewelry store in the middle of the day Play Video

    July 14, 2015 3:35 PM

    GONZALES - Police are looking for a team of four suspects who made off with diamonds and cash after a Tuesday morning jewelry store heist in Gonzales. According to investigators, four individuals entered the business in the 1000 block of N. Airline Hwy at around 10:50 a.m. and used... more »
  • Deputies say deadly shooting was justified Play Video

    June 29, 2015 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man shot and killed someone who was trying to rob him at gunpoint early Monday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said they were called to the 13900 block of Azalea Park Avenue around 1:30 a.m. for reports of a shooting.... more »
  • Elderly couple victims of violent attack Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly couple was held up in their apartment Wednesday morning and are now out hundreds of dollars. Adene Erron, 81, and Becky Smarr, 71, said they feel violated and the whole incident has left them shaken. "The pistol, pointing right between my eyes," said... more »
  • 2 wanted in Coursey Blvd apartment invasion, robbery

    June 17, 2015 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking for two men wanted in connection with a Coursey Blvd home invasion that happened earlier this month. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reports two men forced their way into an apartment in the Evergreen at Coursey Place apartment complex on June 6.... more »
  • Bandit Armed with BBQ fork, knife robs store for drug money

    June 16, 2015 1:14 PM

    WILKES-BARRE, PA - Police say a man looking for cash to replenish his crack supply threatened store clerks with a sharpened barbecue fork and a large kitchen knife during a string of robberies in Pennsylvania. Timothy Burns was charged Monday with robbery, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a... more »
  • Man gets finger cut off during robbery Play Video

    May 30, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police told News Two a 76-year-old man lost his finger following a robbery inside his home. Baton Rouge Police have not released the name of the suspect, but believe he is a around the age of 22-years-old. It happened Saturday morning in the 4000 block... more »
  • Armed man robs department store

    May 21, 2015 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos Thursday of a man who they said robbed the Siegen Lane Target overnight. Detectives said a worker was collecting money from the registers around 10:45 p.m. when the man approached her, lifted his shirt and showed her a gun. EBRSO said... more »
  • LSU warns of robbery in campus parking lot

    May 5, 2015 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU sent an automated alert to students late Monday night, warning of a robbery in a campus parking lot. A campus warning reported a robbery in lot X109. The message warned of two men in navy shirts and jeans and said they ran toward Nicholson. ... more »
  • Turner guilty of first-degree murder in CarQuest killings Play Video

    May 4, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors quickly found Lee Turner Jr., who is accused of killing two coworkers in order to steal a deposit from their business, guilty of first-degree murder Monday in Baton Rouge. The jurors received their instructions before lunch, and said they'd reached a decision just after 1... more »
  • 'Well-dressed bandit' has extensive criminal background

    May 1, 2015 7:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The so-called "well-dressed bandit" was booked into West Baton Rouge parish jail on Friday morning. Michael West, 53, is accused of armed robbery and kidnapping at a gas station in Port Allen. He's also accused of another robbery in Baton Rouge that happened the very next... more »
  • Suspect arrested in 'best-dressed bandit' robberies

    April 30, 2015 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a tip led them to arrest a Baton Rouge man suspected of being a well-dressed bandit who robbed local gas stations and kidnapped a woman. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested 53-year-old Michael West Thursday on suspicion of armed robbery at his home on... more »
  • Robbery suspect killed in shootout with New Orleans police

    April 29, 2015 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 21-year-old man died in a shootout with police following the robbery of a Dollar General Store. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the suspect was leaving the store through a back door Tuesday night when police arrived and shots were fired. Harrison says... more »
  • 'Best dressed bandit' wanted after robbery, kidnapping

    April 28, 2015 11:52 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said a well-dressed man robbed a gas station Tuesday morning in West Baton Rouge Parish and kidnapped a clerk at gunpoint, later releasing her unharmed. Deputies said the man, wearing a tie and dress slacks, held up the Chevron station at 111 Lobdell Highway... more »
  • Violent crime drops in Baton Rouge

    April 24, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Violent crime in Baton Rouge dropped a bit last year, but homicides showed an increase. According to crime statistics released Thursday by the Baton Rouge Police Department, homicides in Louisiana's capital city increased from 49 in 2013 to 53 in 2014, plus a 10 percent bump in aggravated... more »
  • After leaving federal pen, man accused of 1992 murder

    April 15, 2015 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge charged a recently-released federal prisoner with a man's murder from 1992. Deputies arrested 65-year-old Woodrow Harrell this week on charges of first degree murder, aggravated burglary, and criminal conspiracy. Investigators said in the early 90s Harrell was selling marijuana when... more »
  • Man arrested in LSU attempted armed robbery

    April 8, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police said a man arrested Wednesday morning will be charged with attempted armed robbery and assault for two recent incidences around the campus. Capt. Cory Lalonde with LSUPD said officers arrested Curtis J. Honore Wednesday morning after the man tried to flee from police on... more »
  • BRPD seeks man believed to be behind 7 area burglaries

    April 1, 2015 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement is looking for a man wanted in connection with a string of seven robberies in the Baton Rouge area that began as early as December. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Gerald Dickerson, made his most recent strike on Tuesday night at the Pizza Hut... more »
  • Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed

    March 25, 2015 2:16 AM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac police said late Tuesday that the incident occurred... more »
  • 'Darth Vader' robbery

    March 17, 2015 7:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- A man dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader robbed a credit union armed with a pistol. He not only had the Vader helmet but also a chest plate fashioned like the one in the movies. Plus he was dressed in black and had gloves.... more »
  • Urban legend becomes horrific reality at rural intersection Play Video

    February 13, 2015 9:31 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies say two thieves tricked a man into thinking he had something wrong with his car, then robbed him at gunpoint Friday morning. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested one man in connection with the crime and a second remained on the loose Friday night.... more »
  • A cab ride to a heist

    January 20, 2015 7:50 PM

    WILMINGTON-DELAWARE- A woman called a cab for a trip to a convenience store and loaded up her toddler to go with her at 3:30 in the morning. Turns out, the cab ride was to rob the store, according to police. State troopers say Amanda Paoletti told the cabbie to... more »

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