Sheriff: Bank robbery at Whitney Bank on Jefferson Highway

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:30pm

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at approximately 2 p.m. At the Whitney Bank located at 7980 Jefferson Hwy.

According to reports a man entered the bank and presented the teller with a note demanding money. He fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, some of which he dropped in a nearby parking lot. He fled north down Jefferson Highway.

He is described as a black male, approximately 5'10", medium build with thin facial hair, wearing a hard hat, white t-shirt, blue jeans and yellow/lime green reflector vest. Subject possibly covered in orange dye from the bag.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.


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