Baton Rouge police arrest suspect in Dollar General robbery

Baton Rouge police arrested a Zachary man Tuesday in the Monday robbery of a Dollar General store on Plank Road, a police spokesman said.

Billie Washington, 31, of 21930 Samuel Road, was booked Tuesday morning on a count of armed robbery. He was found through a Crimestoppers tip, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a police spokesman.

Coppola said Washington walked into the store at 4017 Plank Road at 1:50 p.m. Monday, appearing as though he was shopping, then showed the cashier a handgun, snatched money from the register and grabbed some items from the store’s shelves before running out.

Coppola said police are not yet describing what Washington took with him from the Dollar General, but said they did recover some stolen property when they arrested him.