Baton Rouge police investigate Real Deal robbery

A young man wearing a grey cap and armed with a handgun robbed the Real Deal, 5174 Plank Road, Wednesday night and then fled in a dark older model SUV, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced.

Around 7:20 p.m., a man in his mid-20s approached the sales counter with merchandise in hand as if he was going to make a purchase, but while the clerk rang him up, the robber produced the gun and demanded money from the register, police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said.

The amount of cash and merchandise the robber made off with was undisclosed.

Contact the Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867 with information about this case.