A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man is wanted in the armed robbery of a man who had just retrieved money from a gas station ATM.
The victim said an unknown man engaged him in casual conversation while he was retrieving money Tuesday from the ATM, and then got into a gray four-door sedan with three other males, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office report says.
The victim told police that as he was walking home, the vehicle followed. At the 6500 block of Hanks Drive, the victim heard someone quickly approaching from behind; he tried to run away, but Michael A. Smith caught him, the report says. Smith demanded money, but when the victim refused, Smith put his semi-automatic handgun to the victim’s head and said, “You want to die?”
The victim handed $300 cash and his wallet to Smith, and Smith got back into the sedan with the others and drove away, the report says.
A witness later informed detectives of Smith’s identity, and the victim identified Smith from a six-person photographic line-up as the assailant, the report says.
Smith, 9190 Lewis St., is wanted on armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts can call detectives at the Sheriff’s Office at (225)389-5061.