Police seek man who robbed loan company
Baton Rouge police are looking for a man accused of robbing a payday loan business on Airline Highway around 12:30 p.m. Monday, a police spokesman said.
The man entered American Cash Advance Payday Loans at 7171 Airline Highway armed with a handgun and demanded money, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.
The man fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money, Stubbs said.
The suspect is described as a white man, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 to 170 pounds with an average build, Stubbs said.
The man was seen wearing a red and blue jacket and blue jeans with a black cloth covering his face, Stubbs said.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
EBR prison employee arrested in theft
An East Baton Rouge Parish Prison employee was arrested Monday and accused of stealing a CVS security deposit of more than $4,000 while making a deposit for another organization, an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Donnie Hookfin, 30, who had been working in security at Parish Prison for the past seven years, was fired and will be booked Monday evening into Parish Prison on one count of theft, Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
Hookfin was working an extra-duty security detail for an unidentified local organization on Sept. 23 when he was making a deposit for the organization at a bank night deposit box, Hicks said.
A CVS pharmacy employee had dropped off the pharmacy’s nightly deposit just before Hookfin made his deposit, Hicks said.
When Hookfin went to make the deposit for the local organization, the CVS deposit had not dropped completely into the box, Hicks said.
Hookfin took the loose CVS deposit, which was worth $4,321, Hicks said.
One arrested on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.
Jimmy James, 32, 8235 Skysail Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-offense DWI and careless driving.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.