Deputies arrest suspected bank robber tied to multiple heists on Jones Creek Road
BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man Friday suspected of robbing two separate banks on Jones Creek Road just weeks apart.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Eric Palmer, 20, robbed Bancorp South Bank and First American Bank on March 22 and April 14, respectively. The banks are located less than a mile apart on Jones Creek Road.
According to deputies, in both incidents, Palmer handed the teller a note demanding money and fled on foot. According to the sheriff's office, during the April 14 robbery, Palmer approached a teller but never made reference to having a weapon and did not threaten to harm anyone.
Police apprehended Palmer on Friday. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of simple robbery.
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