Baton Rouge Police arrested a 31-year-old man suspected of robbing a Dollar General store with a revolver in September after a tip from the public tied him to another robbery.
Nolan Renal Marshall, 1930 Monroe Drive, made off with the cash drawer from Dollar General, 1931 Plank Road, Sept. 22, a Baton Rouge Police report says.
According to the report, detectives investigating an Oct. 6 armed robbery of a convenience store noticed that both robbers shared a near-identical physical description.
A Crime Stoppers tip named Marshall as the man behind the Oct. 6 convenience store robbery, the report says, so detectives presented a photo lineup to the Dollar General clerk from the Sept. 22 holdup who picked out Marshall’s photo as the suspect.
Marshall, though, has not been accused in the convenience store robbery, said Cpl. Don A. Coppola, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.
“Investigators are still looking into any possible involvement by other suspects,” Coppola said Sunday.
However also on Saturday, Baton Rouge Police arrested 24-year-old Ava Chenelle Harris, who shares the same address as Marshall, and booked her into Parish Prison for the Oct. 6 armed robbery of the Chevron USA convenience store and gas station, 7234 Airline Highway.
According to a police report, Harris and “an unknown accomplice” entered the store at 6:44 a.m. While the unknown accomplice pointed a revolver at the clerk, Harris allegedly stole four bottles of Smirnoff vodka, four bottles of Absolut vodka and seven cases of cigars, valued at $229.
According to the report, a Crime Stoppers tip also led detectives to Harris in the Oct. 6 robbery, and the clerk picked her photo out of a six-photograph lineup.
The nature of the relationship between Harris and Marshall wasn’t immediately clear.
Bail for Harris and for Marshall, who was also booked into Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery, is set at $75,000 each.