Man sought in Plank Road convenience store robbery

Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating an armed robbery of a Circle K, 4536 Plank Road, which occurred today around 4:45pm.  An unknown black male subject entered through the front door and approached the cashier at the front counter.  The suspect then raised his shirt and showed the cashier a handgun, as he demanded money from the register.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the register, the suspect fled the business through the front door.  The suspect is described as a black male around 5â9â, medium to large build, wearing a white t-shirt with black shorts and a black cloth covering his head Show caption
Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating an armed robbery of a Circle K, 4536 Plank Road, which occurred today around 4:45pm. An unknown black male subject entered through the front door and approached the cashier at the front counter. The suspect then raised his shirt and showed the cashier a handgun, as he demanded money from the register. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the register, the suspect fled the business through the front door. The suspect is described as a black male around 5â9â, medium to large build, wearing a white t-shirt with black shorts and a black cloth covering his head

Baton Rouge police were still searching late Thursday for a man who robbed a Circle K on Plank Road at gunpoint.

The robbery happened about 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the Circle K on the corner of Plank Road and Shelley Street just south of Evangeline Street, said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a police spokesman.

A man walked into the store, approached the cashier and lifted his shirt to reveal a handgun before demanding money and fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, Coppola said.

Police describe the robber as a black man about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium-to-large build. He wore a white T-shirt, black shorts and a black cloth covering his head during the robbery.

No one was injured in the robbery, Coppola said.

Police ask anyone with any information on the identity of the man to contact the Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.