EBR sheriff releases photo of man sought in attempted robbery of CVS on George O’Neal

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office has released an image of the man deputies say attempted to rob a CVS store at 15255 George O’Neal Road around 9:10 a.m. Thursday.

The man entered the store and passed a note to an employee stating he had a weapon and wanted narcotics from the pharmacy, but fled on foot without getting anything, according to a press release. A weapon wasn’t seen on him, deputies said.

The would-be robber then entered a silver mid-sized vehicle with no license plate parked on Autumnwood and fled on Jones Creek toward South Harrell’s Ferry, deputies said.

EBRSO established a perimeter and searched the area, but has not located him.

The man is described as a black, slim build, approximately 5-foot 9-inch to 5-foot 10-inches tall, wearing a black jacket, orange/red wig, black sunglasses, and 2-inch-square white gauze bandage on the right side of his face, and dark pants. He also was reportedly carrying a blue bag, deputies said.

Contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344-7867.