BRPD seek 2 men for armed robbery of furniture store

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of the 1st Choice Home Furnishings on Airline Highway that occurred around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

As the store manager was counting down the cash register, a man armed with a handgun entered the business through the main entrance.

The suspect approached the manager and pointed a gun at him. He demanded that the manager back away from the register.

The suspect then grabbed cash from the register and left the building.

A second suspect was waiting outside as a lookout.

The suspect who entered the building was described as a black male approximately six feet tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask, tan cargo pants, and white tennis shoes.

The second suspect was described as being shorter than the first suspect and wearing a dark colored pullover.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects should contact the Armed Robbery Office at 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867. 


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